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Foliar fungicides for wheat

By Damian Jones, ICC This trial is continuing on with our fungicide work, but with a program that is considering Septoria Tritici Blotch as well as Stripe Rust. Septoria tritici blotch is an important stubble borne foliar disease of wheat … Continue reading

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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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Foliar fungicides for barley trial

By Damian Jones, ICC Previous trial work at the Block had shown yield improvements in barley with the application of a fungicide at Z32-33 despite little disease being observed. Barley fungicide strategy differs from wheat as unlike wheat, the leaves … Continue reading

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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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The GRDC-funded stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is being led by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), in partnership with Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian No-Till Farming Association (VNTFA). … Continue reading

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The stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is a collaborative initiative being undertaken by four grower groups – Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian … Continue reading

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Row spacing and stubble retention on irrigation

Guideline for growers Increasing row spacing beyond the traditional 7” (17.5cm) results in yield loss in high yielding cereals. Broadleaf crops are more forgiving of wider row spacings. Irrigation is associated with high yielding crops which equates to high stubble loads … Continue reading

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Wheat Yellow Leaf Spot trial

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: No treatment (previous stubble susceptibility, fungicide or variety resistance) had any effect on wheat yield. In most years Yellow Leaf Spot accounts for minimal yield losses. Yellow Leaf Spot, has become a widespread and … 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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