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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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Inter-row sowing into retained stubble in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guideline for growers Accurate tractor guidance and stable implement tracking are key to successful inter-row sowing. Inter-row sowing improves handling of heavy stubbles and enhanced harvestability of pulse crops such as lentils. Timeliness of sowing, improved water infiltration and conservation, … Continue reading

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Break crops in retained stubble systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Crop sequences are most profitable when break crops are included to solve agronomic problems (grass weeds, root disease, low soil N). Trial work has demonstrated that crop sequences involving a broadleaf break crop can be more profitable than continuous wheat. This … Continue reading

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Guidelines for growers

The Victorian and Tasmanian stubble project will specifically examine 17 cropping system components that are directly impact, or interact with, crop residue in a stubble retained system. Guidelines on how growers can manage with each of these components while retaining stubble … 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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Row spacing for retained stubble systems in Tasmania

Guideline for growers Canola produced similar levels of dry matter for grazing on wide or narrow rows. Wide row spacing increased paddock scale yield by 25 per cent compared to narrow row. Grazing reduced grain yield of canola on either … Continue reading

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Row spacings in a retained stubble system

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 2  One of the biggest challenges to operating in a stubble retained system is management of the crop residue present in the paddock at sowing time. Inability to effectively sow through retained stubble and subsequent … 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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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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Using sowing direction and row spacing for weed management in the Mallee

By Kelly Angel, BCG Key messages:  Yields were significantly higher under narrow row spacing, but sowing direction had no influence on yield. Weeds had a significant effect on yield, but the scale of yield penalty (t/ha yield loss) did not alter … Continue reading

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