Tag Archives: Seeding systems

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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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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Sowing into stubble: seeder set-up and selection

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 9 Key messages: Bar clearance and tyne layout have a strong influence on a machine’s ability to cope with heavy stubble loads. Select a seeder based on your farming system, cropping environment and your financial position. … Continue reading

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Profitable stubble retention systems for the HRZ

By Paul Breust and Aaron Vague (SFS) Key messages: Crops can be established and grown in 6.6t/ha of retained stubble in the HRZ without compromising establishment Stubble retention in the HRZ requires careful systems based planning and attention to detail Seasonal conditions … Continue reading

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Impacts on herbicide efficacy from different stubble management practices

By Paul Breust and Megan Beveridge, SFS Key messages: No significant differences in phyto-toxicity and weed counts from stubble treatment or seeder used. Disc seeder establishment was significantly better and produced higher NDVI than tyne seeder establishment. No significant difference in … 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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The Seedhawk 45 series seeder bar in a retained stubble system

Paul Breust from Southern Farming Systems interviews Rob Kennedy Skipton, Victoria about his 12m Seed Hawk 45 series seeder bar at the Meridian Ag Seeder day on 2 June 2015 at Bradvale, Victoria. Operator interviews & footage on a huge … Continue reading

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