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SFS crop establishment Field Day

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Plant growth regulators trials

By Damian Jones, ICC The ICC has been trialling the use of Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) for many years. Results have been mixed, but their use on barley appears to be promising with yield increases in 3 out of 4 … Continue reading

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Canola establishment trials

By Damian Jones, ICC Soil Ameliorants Trial As the soil on the trial block is prone to slaking if overworked, this can become an issue when trying to establish canola, particularly when watering up. Calcium, either gypsum or lime, can … Continue reading

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BCG Main Field Day 2016

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Break crops in stubble retained systems under irrigation

Faba beans have relatively large seed reserves and are able to establish in cereal stubbles. There is evidence that cereal stubbles also act as a deterrent to aphids that have the capacity to infect emerging faba crops with viruses such … Continue reading

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Dry sowing with disc and tyne seeders compared

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) are running a disc versus tyne seeder trial this season. The trial is part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research project, focusing on maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and … Continue reading

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Examining the impact of seeding system type, urea and pests on canola establishment in a retained stubble system

In an article published in the Stock & Land on May 12, canola emergence issues in a disc versus tine seeder trial sown at Streatham on April 12 were highlighted. The trial, which was undertaken as part of the GRDC funded project ‘Maintaining … Continue reading

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Row spacing for retained stubble systems in Tasmania

Guideline for growers Canola produced similar levels of dry matter for grazing on wide or narrow rows. Wide row spacing increased paddock scale yield by 25 per cent compared to narrow row. Grazing reduced grain yield of canola on either … Continue reading

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Canola Plant Growth Regulators

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: PGRs had no effect on yield, dry matter produced, plant height or depth of podding in 2015. Pod height was reduced when a PGR and fungicide mix was applied at budding. Currently no PGRs are registered for use … Continue reading

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Canola ameliorants

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Applications of gypsum and lime did not increase canola emergence in 2015. This result was expected as May rainfall was not sufficient to induce slaking of the soil. As the soil on the trial … Continue reading

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