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Desired stubble characteristics for irrigators

Guidelines for growers Harvest height is predetermined by crop type and height. The stubble height remaining after harvest can be managed in the future if required.  On irrigated paddocks, many cereal stubbles are too thick for even the best seeders. Consequently stubbles … Continue reading

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Murray Mallee (irrigation) herbicides

Ryegrass is the major weed present in the Murray Mallee Benefits of stubble come from increasing organic carbon over the long term and reducing slaking and dispersion. Ground cover is typically more than 50% meaning that trifluralin is not used … 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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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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Time of sowing by stubble management interactions at Wemen (Northern Mallee)

By Claire Browne and Jessica Lemon, BCG Key messages: Time of sowing had a significant effect on yield. There was no interacting effect of the way the stubble was managed and the time of sowing on yield. Retaining stubble in broadacre cropping … 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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Barley fungicide and plant growth regulators

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: Marvel and Prosaro improved yields in this trial. Grain protein, screenings and retention were not impacted by any of the treatments. ICC has trialled the use of the PGRs on barley over the last few … Continue reading

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2014 field trials

To read the full trial reports click on the links below. Birchip Cropping Group Plant Growth Regulators in Scope CL barley Vetch termination Crown rot Spot Form of Net Blotch Yellow Leaf Spot The effect of grazing intensity on crops Liquid … 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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