Tag Archives: Mallee

BCG Stubble Crop Walk – Wednesday 26 July 2017

Growers will get the latest in stubble management information from the GRDC “Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania” project at a Kooloonong crop walk on 26 July. BCG researcher Claire Browne will facilitate the event, … Continue reading

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2016 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil Jil Time of sowing by stubble management interactions at Wemen Tracing the amount of crop […]

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Wheat varieties and the influence of sowing time

By Claire Browne and Jemma Pearl, BCG Take home messages Trojan and Beckom were the highest yielding in the Mallee and Trojan, Cosmick and Scepter topped the yields in the Wimmera. There was a 0.5t/ha advantage in having earlier sowing … Continue reading

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Weed management in stubble retained systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guidelines for growers Reducing rye grass concentrations in a cereal intensive cropping system requires effective strategies that reduce the soil seed bank, avoid the development of herbicide resistance and do not incur a yield penalty. A combination of chemical, cultural and … Continue reading

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Fallow management in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guideline for growers Maintain a minimum of 5t/ha of stubble to maximise benefits of moisture retention. Monitor stubble load and if modifying stubble, do it early to maximise breakdown before seeding. Take machinery set up into account when modifying stubble. … 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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2015 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil … Continue reading

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Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee

By Mark McLean (Agriculture Victoria), James Murray and Claire Browne (BCG) Key messages: Spot form of net blotch (SFNB) was at low levels during 2015 due to dry seasonal conditions and was unlikely to have caused grain yield or quality loss … Continue reading

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Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock

By Claire Browne and Jessica Lemon, BCG Key messages: Narrower row spacings resulted in some increased yields in a low rainfall zone (this work will be continued in 2016). There was no interaction between variety selection and row spacing. Sowing … Continue reading

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Rotational effects of legume termination

By Alison Frischke and De-Anne Ferrier, BCG Key messages: In a dry season, there was a small grain yield benefit (90kg/ha) for wheat that followed terminated vetch and field peas (1.5-2.4t/ha of biomass), compared with fallow and terminated medic. Soil water benefits … Continue reading

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