Tag Archives: Wimmera

2016 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil Jil Time of sowing by stubble management interactions at Wemen Tracing the amount of crop […]

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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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Weed management in stubble retained systems in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guidelines for growers Reducing rye grass concentrations in a cereal intensive cropping system requires effective strategies that reduce the soil seed bank, avoid the development of herbicide resistance and do not incur a yield penalty. A combination of chemical, cultural and … 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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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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2015 field trials

Birchip Cropping Group Rotational effects of legume termination Row spacing x wheat variety at Berriwillock Spot Form of Net Blotch management in the Mallee The effect of row spacing x row direction on weed competition and crop production at Jil … 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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2014 field trials

To read the full trial reports click on the links below. Birchip Cropping Group Plant Growth Regulators in Scope CL barley Vetch termination Crown rot Spot Form of Net Blotch Yellow Leaf Spot The effect of grazing intensity on crops Liquid … 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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