Tag Archives: stubble height

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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Inter-row sowing into retained stubble in south west Victoria

Guideline for growers Inter-row sowing is strongly dependent on access to accurate and reliable auto-steer guidance systems. Implement steer systems improve inter-row seeder tracking and avoids crabbing into old furrows. Wider row spaces reduce crop competition with weeds but can reduce … Continue reading

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Stubble characteristics in a retained stubble cropping system

GRDC stubble management guideline No. 3 Stubble management begins at harvest. Many of the issues that arise when stubble is retained, such as seeder blockages, reduced herbicide efficacy and poor crop establishment, can be avoided if thought is given to the type … 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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Tracing crop nitrogen coming from the previous stubble

By Vadakattu Gupta, Therese McBeath (CSIRO) and Claire Browne (BCG) Key messages: Only 31 per cent of the applied urea nitrogen (N) was taken up by the wheat crop in 2014. This low fertiliser use efficiency may be partly related to the … Continue reading

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Canola establishment demonstration

By Paul Breust and Megan Beveridge, SFS Key messages: Demonstration only no statistically significant conclusions can be drawn. Using auto steer for inter-row sowing allowed successful establishment of canola in retained stubble. Slug control was the same for a range of control … 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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