Tag Archives: Wimmera

Liquid versus granular nitrogen in bread and durum wheat

By Tim McClelland (BCG) and Rob Norton (IPNI) Key messages: In this trial, contrary to expectation, the durum wheat achieved an average yield only 0.1t/ha lower than bread wheat (Scout). During 2014, there was a price differential of between -$83 and $277 for durum (DR1) over … Continue reading

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The effect of grazing intensity on crops

By Alison Frischke and Dannielle Ick (BCG) Key messages: Grazing crops early and/or lightly  will generally not affect grain yields. Plant recovery is supported by having more green material remaining after grazing; the more the merrier! Early sown winter wheat can produce more biomass earlier … Continue reading

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Plang Growth Regulators in Scope CL barley

By Kelly Angel (BCG) and Rob Launder (Agritech Rural) Key messages: In 2014 – a dry season with limited growth and yield at the trial site – Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) were not economically viable or worthwhile. PGR use in a tough … Continue reading

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Using choppers to manage residue

Victorian No-Till Farmers Association’s Past President Wayne Adler discusses his 30ft Controlled Traffic, zero-till farming system. In this feature, Wayne specifically addresses the importance of residue management in his system. Even and uniform spread across the full width of the header … Continue reading

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BCG stubble trials for 2015

An extensive list of the field research being carried out by BCG, SFS and ICC this year is focused on stubble management and the influence of stubble on crop establishment, health, production and growth. The BCG team has almost finished its … Continue reading

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