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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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Rotational effects of legume termination

By Alison Frischke and De-Anne Ferrier, BCG Key messages: In a dry season, there was a small grain yield benefit (90kg/ha) for wheat that followed terminated vetch and field peas (1.5-2.4t/ha of biomass), compared with fallow and terminated medic. Soil water benefits … Continue reading

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Molybdenum, row spacing, plant population and PGRs in Faba beans

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Applying molybdenum to faba beans did not effect nodulation or plant moly levels. Faba beans sown at 25 plants/m² on 7½ inch row spacings produced the highest yields. PGRs had no effect on the yield, height … Continue reading

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Do faba beans have a fit under irrigation in Tasmania?

By Heather Cosgriff, SFS Key messages: PBA Samira had the highest yield under irrigation at Cressy focus site. Nura and new variety PBA Zahra also showed promise. Establishment rate of 30 plants/m2 resulted in highest yield. Low disease pressure meant … Continue reading

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Role of break crops: establishing beans in stubble

Key messages: Beans can be established from depth by either deep direct drilling or ‘discing’ in. There were no significant differences in establishment for any method. Some seed remained unburied in the disced in treatment but emerged anyway. Weed control … Continue reading

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Plant growth regulator trials

By Damian Jones, ICC In 2014, ICC applied plant growth regulators (PGRs) on barley, canola, faba bean and wheat trials to see if stubble load could be influenced. Plant Growth Regulator is a term that describes many agricultural and horticultural chemicals that influence plant … Continue reading

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The nitrogen contribution of faba beans demonstration

By Damian Jones, ICC A demonstration was started by ICC in 2013 to measure the N added to the soil by green manuring a crop of faba beans. A crop of barley was sown over the green manured area in … Continue reading

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