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South West Victoria – Herbicides

• Standing stubble and processed stubble trash can inhibit efficacy of herbicides by preventing herbicide contact with target weeds & soil • Herbicides are one part of integrated weed management systems and cannot be the sole control measure. To avoid … Continue reading

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Break crops in retained stubble systems in south west Victoria

Break crops can be grown profitably in the southern HRZ retained stubble systems but more system specific research is needed to develop best management practice. Southern HRZ mixed farms have additional break crop opportunities and can use legume based pastures … Continue reading

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Inter-row sowing into retained stubble in south west Victoria

Guideline for growers Inter-row sowing is strongly dependent on access to accurate and reliable auto-steer guidance systems. Implement steer systems improve inter-row seeder tracking and avoids crabbing into old furrows. Wider row spaces reduce crop competition with weeds but can reduce … Continue reading

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Row spacing for retained stubble systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guideline for growers There are both benefits and challenges that come from increasing row spacing to above 25cm in a retained stubble cropping system. Yield potential, weed competition, crop rotation, stubble loads, sowing efficiency, disease management, crop safety (from herbicides … Continue reading

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Cropsmart has some advise on how growers can improve pre-em herbicide efficacy in high stubble situations. Go to: https://thestubbleproject.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/improving-pre-em-herbicide-use-in-stubble.pdf  

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Impacts on herbicide efficacy from different stubble management practices

By Paul Breust and Megan Beveridge, SFS Key messages: No significant differences in phyto-toxicity and weed counts from stubble treatment or seeder used. Disc seeder establishment was significantly better and produced higher NDVI than tyne seeder establishment. No significant difference in … Continue reading

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