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Vic No-Till goes Underground for 14th annual conference & tour

Vic No-Till goes Underground for 14th annual conference & tour Three leading international farming experts and growers from across Australia will come together in July for Victoria’s biggest farmer-based grower network’s 14th annual conference. Building the future of your farm … Continue reading

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Stubble management at harvest

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 4 Key messages: Stubble management starts at harvest.  Effective chaff and straw spreaders are essential in a stubble retained system. There is an increased cost associated with cutting crops low. A successful retained stubble farming system … Continue reading

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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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Desired stubble characteristics for the Wimmera and Mallee

Guidelines for growers   Stubble management starts at harvest: management decisions about choppers, spreaders, cutting height and your row spacing will affect harvest efficiency, weed control (herbicide options) and the subsequent crop. Stubble height should be determined according to weather conditions, … Continue reading

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Residue management videos

Using choppers to  manage residue Victorian No-Till Farmers Association’s Past President Wayne Adler discusses his 30ft Controlled Traffic, zero-till farming system. In this feature, Wayne specifically addresses the importance of residue management in his system. Even and uniform spread across the … 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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Residue management in a no-till system

Good residue management is good for crops. The more stubble you retain, the more cover you have on your soil, and the more water your soils can retain. Wimmera agronomist and Vic No Till member Ben Cordes says “It’s about … Continue reading

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Using choppers to manage residue

Victorian No-Till Farmers Association’s Past President Wayne Adler discusses his 30ft Controlled Traffic, zero-till farming system. In this feature, Wayne specifically addresses the importance of residue management in his system. Even and uniform spread across the full width of the header … Continue reading

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Residue management in the Mallee

Mallee farmer and Vic No Till member Alistair Murdoch discusses his approach to residue management.

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