Tag Archives: harvest height

Managing heavy stubbles this harvest

Plentiful rainfall in the Wimmera and most of the Mallee this growing season has resulted in crops producing an abundance of biomass, and growers are being urged to think about stubble management this harvest to avoid problems next year. Issues, … Continue reading

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Weed management in stubble retained systems in the south west

Guidelines for growers Weed numbers are dynamic across a paddock. Any intervention to decrease weed seed set is not going to deplete the seed bank within a season. Narrow windrow burning and harvest weed seed destructors are viable options when presented with the … Continue reading

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Stubble characteristics in a retained stubble cropping system

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 3 Stubble management begins at harvest. Many of the issues that arise when stubble is retained, such as seeder blockages, reduced herbicide efficacy and poor crop establishment, can be avoided if thought is given to the type … Continue reading

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Profitable stubble retention systems for the HRZ

By Paul Breust and Aaron Vague (SFS) Key messages: Crops can be established and grown in 6.6t/ha of retained stubble in the HRZ without compromising establishment Stubble retention in the HRZ requires careful systems based planning and attention to detail Seasonal conditions … Continue reading

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Harvest stubble and weed seed management in wheat and barley

By Paul Breust, SFS Key messages: Harvesting at 15cm is 20 per cent less efficient than harvesting at 30cm. Harvesting at 15cm is 38 per cent less efficient than harvesting at 50cm. Harvest efficiency increases at approximately 10% per 10cm of harvest height. Additional fuel … Continue reading

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