Tag Archives: stubble management

Wimmera and Mallee – herbicides

Pre-emergent herbicide efficacy isn’t just about when you are  actually in the sprayrig, its starts at harvest time When double knocking try spraying glyphosate in one direction and then gramoxone in the opposite direction. In the Wimmera maintain water rates … Continue reading

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SFS winter crop walk

A winter crop walk was held by SFS at Streatham on Thursday 16 July 2015. During the day attendees had to opportunity to inspect Stubble Project paddocks as well as harvest weed seed and faba bean trials. The stubble management project trials established … 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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GRDC Stubble Management Guideline No. 11: Inter-row sowing

The stubble project – maintaining profitable farming systems in Victoria and Tasmania with retained stubble (project number BWD00024) is funded by the GRDC. Disclaimer: Any recommendations, suggestions or opinions contained in this publication do not necessarily represent the policy or … Continue reading

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Herbicide application in stubble retained systems

Effective management of weeds in retained stubble systems is important because it means that growers can take advantage of the many benefits associated with stubble and residue cover, without suffering losses associated with poor weed control. Take home messages: Herbicides … 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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Grower Trip – August 23rd August 2015

BCG, in partnership with SFS, ICC and VNTFA invite growers to join a three-day tour of the South West and Wimmera looking at stubble management, adopting a stubble retained system and machinery modifications designed to overcome stubble management challenges. August … 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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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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Time of sowing by stubble management interactions at Wemen (Northern Mallee)

By Claire Browne and Jessica Lemon, BCG Key messages: Time of sowing had a significant effect on yield. There was no interacting effect of the way the stubble was managed and the time of sowing on yield. Retaining stubble in broadacre cropping … Continue reading

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