Tag Archives: varieties

Stubble type effect on soil nutrition

By Claire Browne, BCG Take home messages In 2016, a Decile 10 season, stubble load had no effect on soil mineral nitrogen or soil water. The presence of stubble resulted in higher soil mineral nitrogen over the summer fallow period. … Continue reading

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Wheat varieties and time of sowing

By Claire Browne (BCG) Key messages: Corack, Cosmick and Correll were solid performers in the Mallee in 2014. Mace and Shield were the highest yielding varieties in the Wimmera (Horsham). Mace, Scout and Corack topped the variety trial in the West Wimmera (Nhill). Corack and Mace have … Continue reading

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Barley varieties

By Linda Walters (BCG) Key messages: Compass was the only variety to achieve Malt 1 (assuming Malt accreditation), at both BCG sites, in the dry finish. Compass, Hindmarsh, Fathom and La Trobe are varieties best suited to the Mallee and Wimmera. Compass and La Trobe, if … Continue reading

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Spot Form of Net Blotch

By Mark McLean (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG) Key messages: SFNB caused yield losses of 0.2-0.3t/ha in very susceptible barley varieties at Quambatook during 2014. SFNB increased screenings by up to seven per cent and reduced retention by up to 13 … Continue reading

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