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Wimmera Mallee – weeds

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 mechanical weed … Continue reading

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Weed management in retained stubble systems

To reduce the weed seedbank in a stubble retained system, and inhibit future weed populations that have a negative impact on crop performance, growers can use a combination of cultural, mechanical and chemical weed control methods. These practices are implemented … Continue reading

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Fallow management in the Wimmera and Mallee

Guideline for growers Maintain a minimum of 5t/ha of stubble to maximise benefits of moisture retention. Monitor stubble load and if modifying stubble, do it early to maximise breakdown before seeding. Take machinery set up into account when modifying stubble. … 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 the Wimmera and Mallee

Guidelines for growers   Stubble management starts at harvest: management decisions about choppers, spreaders, cutting height and your row spacing will affect harvest efficiency, weed control (herbicide options) and the subsequent crop. Stubble height should be determined according to weather conditions, … Continue reading

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