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Main Site – Curyo – TOS Canola Varities

Hyola 350TT and ATR Bonito Canola at Curyo sown 31/3, 22/4, 5/5. The optimal start of flowering date for canola in Birchip is 26 July. Both varieties sown 22nd April will nail this optimal flowering date, the 31/3 sown ATR Bonito has also flowered close to this date. The quicker maturing Hyola 350TT has flowered […]

Yellow tipped leaves in barley – Pyramid Hill

Yellow tipping of leaves was observed in a number of barley varieties at Pyramid Hill, Spartacus CL pictured. This is characteristic of what this variety and some others closely related show at this time of year. Be sure to correctly diagnose any potential nutritional deficiencies or disease issues before addressing these, as it may just […]

Managing blackleg trial update

BCG are undertaking a trial aiming to identify strategies to manage canola blackleg upper canopy infection in the Southern Mallee. Strategies include – varieties (ATR Bonito, ATR Stingray, Hyola350TT), sowing/flowering date (late March, late April sowing), fungicide timing.

BCG preliminary results from member-funded trial – Canola Varieties (Southern Mallee)

© BCG preliminary variety data may not be copied or reproduced in any form and is subject to changes with further analyses. It is for the benefit of BCG members only. Disclosing, copying or distributing is strictly prohibited. Aim:                                  […]

Member trials update

In total, BCG has established 130 research trials this year at more than 20 sites across the Wimmera, Mallee and North Central regions. The highlight for many BCG Members each year are those trials funded by the payment of their membership. The aim of this research is to focus on topical, local issues that growers […]

Inoculating chickpeas – what technique works for me?

Take home messages There is a benefit in inoculating chickpeas where there are limited rhizobia present in the soil. Granular inoculants present an opportunity to assist with sowing logistics, with no reduction in nodulation or yield. It is important to understand how your seeding system may impact on efficacy of inoculants, including liquid placement, seed […]
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Pulse variety performance in North Central Victoria

Take home messages Field peas and vetch performed best in this low rainfall year. While yields and profit were not great this season, the majority ‘broke even’, therefore pulses will have a fit in the farming system in this region with additional benefits achieved in the following crop. Always consider varietal performance over several seasons […]
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Technical Bulletin – 25 October 2018

In the Mallee, a few headers have started harvesting barley, some desiccation is occurring and in general, grub spraying is happening in pulses and canola. Harvest is three to four weeks away in the Wimmera and re-growth from recent rain is causing issues in hay paddocks not sprayed prior. In the west Wimmera, windrowing is […]
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