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Matching seeding machinery to stubble load and soil type

Dr Desbiolles (Uni SA) delivered a presentation at the BCG Trials Review Day on February 19, 2016. He discussed matching machinery to your environment, including the implications of wider row spacings, the pros and cons of paired row systems, seeder performance … 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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SFS Pre-Season Seeder setup days

Join local growers and industry experts to look at seeder setup and operation in retained stubble. Set up sessions at two locations on two different days: Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 2pm – Myles Read Streatham – Hinton’s Rd off the Streatham to Carngham … Continue reading

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SFS 2015 seeder demonstration results

By Paul Breust, Aaron Vague and Louise Blersch, (SFS) Key messages: There was significant variation for many of the parameters measured between seeders Lowest variation was for disc and tyne parallelogram setups – JD disc, Boss, Equalizer Discs were more consistent … Continue reading

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Seeding system videos

SFS seeder comparison demonstration As part of our National Stubble Initiative, Southern Farming Systems (SFS) with grower support designed a paddock scale trial with 15 different seeding systems to allow growers to see first hand how best to maintain profitability … Continue reading

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Seeder set up for stubble and residue management

Mallee based consultant Matt Elliott, stepped in for University of South Australia machinery researcher Dr Jack Desbiolles at the BCG Main Field Day at Berriwillock on September 9, 2014 to talk to farmers about seeder set-up including disc and tyne … Continue reading

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Stubble research at BCG Main Field Day

Stubble research featured predominantly at BCG’s Main Field Day at Berriwillock on September 9. During the event, farmers had an opportunity to witness how applied field research is seeking to resolve issues that commonly arise in retained stubble systems. One such … Continue reading

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Water laser to sow crops through heavy stubble

The Victorian No-Till Farmers Association (VNTFA) recently hosted its annual conference in Horsham, attracting growers from across the state. Among the excellent line up of presentors, was SANTFA researcher Greg Butler who has developed the AquaTill – a liquid coulter device which … Continue reading

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Grower trip – August 23-25

BCG, in partnership with SFS, ICC and VNTFA invite growers to join a three-day tour of the South West and Wimmera looking at stubble management, adopting a stubble retained system and machinery modifications designed to overcome stubble management challenges. The … Continue reading

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