As part of the stubble project, ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in Victoria and Tasmania’ (BWD00024) a number of video clips informing growers on various aspects of stubble retention.
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 front is key to making Wayne’s system work.
Wayne farms with his family in Victoria’s Wimmera.
Mallee farmer and Vic No Till member Alistair Murdoch discusses his approach to residue management.
Good residue management is good for crops. The more stubble you retain, the more cover you have on your soil, and the more water your soils can retain. Wimmera agronomist and Vic No Till member Ben Cordes says “It’s about creating a bigger bucket.” Residue management starts at harvest time. The goal is to get even distribution of chaff and straw across the full width of your header front. Good residue management is the key to a no-till system.
As part of our National Stubble Initiative, Southern Farming Systems (SFS) with grower support designed a paddock scale trial with 15 different seeding systems to allow growers to see first hand how best to maintain profitability while retaining stubble in their farming systems.
Different Seeders Different Yields: Local R&D providing valuable solutions for HRZ grain growers
As part of GRDC’s stubble initiative, Southern Farming Systems held a demonstration trial in June 2015 so High Rainfall Zone grain growers could see a wide range of seeders in action in one place. This video takes us back to the trial site to learn how seed placement affected yield.
John Deere ConservaPac
Massey Ferguson seeder
Kiernan Molloy Morris
Controlled Traffic Farming
Controlled Traffic Farming and residue management
VNTFA Bendigo 2011 Controlled Traffic Farming & Residue Management Session – Part 1
VNTFA Bendigo 2011 Controlled Traffic Farming & Residue Management Session – Part 2
VNTFA Bendigo 2011 Controlled Traffic Farming & Residue Management Session – Part 3
Paired row sowing
Dr Jack Desbiolles (University of South Australia) talks to participants on the GRDC stubble project study tour about the benefits of a pair row seeding configuration in stubble retained systems.
Spraying into stubble
As part of the GRDC funded Stubble Initiative Project, Southern Farming Systems held a Boom Spray Demonstration Day on 11 September 2015 at Mininera. Here’s a video of the boom sprays in action.
As part of the GRDC stubble initiative, Birchip Cropping Group commissioned Spray consultant Craig Day (Spray Safe & Save) to deliver a herbicide application workshop for growers at Nhill on October 9, 2014. Craig shares tips and information on how to improve results from herbicide application into stubble.