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Profitable stubble retention systems for the HRZ

By Paul Breust, SFS KEY MESSAGES When establishing canola into retained cereal stubble, seed should be coated with Cosmos or IBS, otherwise PSPE insecticides should be used Inter row sowing is critical for the successful establishment of canola in cereal … Continue reading

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Weed management in stubble retained systems in the south west

Guidelines for growers Weed numbers are dynamic across a paddock. Any intervention to decrease weed seed set is not going to deplete the seed bank within a season. Narrow windrow burning and harvest weed seed destructors are viable options when presented with the … Continue reading

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Seeder demonstration day at Inverleigh

As part of the GRDC stubble initiative, Southern Farming Systems (SFS) will be holding an on-farm Seeder Demonstration Day at Inverleigh on Friday, June 19. The day will start at 9am with demonstration strips being sown and discussed by the … Continue reading

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The GRDC-funded stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is being led by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), in partnership with Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian No-Till Farming Association (VNTFA). … Continue reading

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The stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ is a collaborative initiative being undertaken by four grower groups – Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), Southern Farming Systems (SFS), Irrigated Cropping Council (ICC) and the Victorian … Continue reading

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Dry sowing with disc and tyne seeders compared

Southern Farming Systems (SFS) are running a disc versus tyne seeder trial this season. The trial is part of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) research project, focusing on maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and … Continue reading

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Examining the impact of seeding system type, urea and pests on canola establishment in a retained stubble system

In an article published in the Stock & Land on May 12, canola emergence issues in a disc versus tine seeder trial sown at Streatham on April 12 were highlighted. The trial, which was undertaken as part of the GRDC funded project ‘Maintaining … Continue reading

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SFS Sowing 2016 – seeders, insect pests, fert toxicity, dry sowing and more…

The Streatham Branch of SFS will hold a ute drive/crop walk on Monday 30th May 2016 starting at 3pm . Join us to inspect and discuss dry sowing, fertiliser toxicity, insect pest problems, disc seeding compared to tine, and pasture establishment. … 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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Altering the timing of clethodim application and using angled nozzles can improve annual ryegrass control in canola

By Heather Cosgriff and Georgina Moloney, SFS Key messages: Annual Ryegrass (AGR) resistance was not an issue in the trial as it was a bare paddock sown to AGR. Poorly timed application of clethodim reduced the chemical’s efficacy.  Improving the … Continue reading

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