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Foliar fungicides for wheat

By Damian Jones, ICC This trial is continuing on with our fungicide work, but with a program that is considering Septoria Tritici Blotch as well as Stripe Rust. Septoria tritici blotch is an important stubble borne foliar disease of wheat … Continue reading

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Plant growth regulators trials

By Damian Jones, ICC The ICC has been trialling the use of Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) for many years. Results have been mixed, but their use on barley appears to be promising with yield increases in 3 out of 4 … Continue reading

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Wheat varieties and the influence of sowing time

By Claire Browne and Jemma Pearl, BCG Take home messages Trojan and Beckom were the highest yielding in the Mallee and Trojan, Cosmick and Scepter topped the yields in the Wimmera. There was a 0.5t/ha advantage in having earlier sowing … 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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Wheat Yellow Leaf Spot trial

By Damian Jones, ICC Key messages: No treatment (previous stubble susceptibility, fungicide or variety resistance) had any effect on wheat yield. In most years Yellow Leaf Spot accounts for minimal yield losses. Yellow Leaf Spot, has become a widespread and … 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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Nitrogen and sulphur timing in the Mallee

By Simon Craig (Agronomise, BCG consultant) Key messages: The application of nitrogen increased grain yield by 0.5t/ha, but there was no benefit from additional sulphur. At this site, money was better spent on nitrogen than on sulphur. Grain protein was very low (7-10% protein) which … Continue reading

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Yellow Leaf Spot

By Grant Hollaway (Department of Economic Development) and Stuart McColl (BCG) Key messages: Yellow leaf spot reduced grain yield in susceptible wheat cultivars by eight per cent. When sowing into paddocks with yellow leaf spot infected wheat stubble, farmers should consider growing resistant cultivars in preference … Continue reading

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Plant growth regulator trials

By Damian Jones, ICC In 2014, ICC applied plant growth regulators (PGRs) on barley, canola, faba bean and wheat trials to see if stubble load could be influenced. Plant Growth Regulator is a term that describes many agricultural and horticultural chemicals that influence plant … Continue reading

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