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Technical Bulletin – 7 August 2019

  With the welcomed calm conditions over the past couple of weeks, growers throughout the district have been busy spreading and spraying operations. Hopefully the approaching cold fronts, due at the end of the week, bring some more rain. The spraying focus has generally been on broadleaf control in cereals, late grass weed management and […]
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Technical Bulletin – 24 July 2019

There is a lot happening in the Wimmera and Mallee with crops growing, diseases setting in, nutrition responses appearing, some insect pressure and weeds getting bigger. Keeping on top of logistics is the challenge in between wind, showers and wet paddocks, although we never say no to rain! It is important to prioritise workload so […]
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Technical Bulletin – 10 July 2019

In the Mallee, recent rainfall was timely and wide spread. Those with soil water are more than happy while others, in the northern regions, will be looking for ‘the next rain’ soon. The first round of top-dressing is finished and in some early sown barley, ‘the gate has closed’ on opportunities for more spreading. In […]
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Technical Bulletin – 26 June 2019

Severe frosts in consecutive days have made logistics challenging and cool conditions have really slowed down crop growth. This weekend in the Mallee up to 10mm is forecast while in the Wimmera falls of 8 to 15mm are expected. Wimmera growers have focussed on early in-crop sprays and for some, just completing their PSPE spray […]
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Technical Bulletin – 29 May 2019

Rainfall over the weekend was timely heralding a good start to the growing season. Now that Mallee has concluded sowing, growers are busy inspecting for insects, rolling lentils, early SOA or urea applications and early grass weeds control. The Wimmera is roughly three-quarters of the way through sowing with a few expected to finish at […]
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Technical Bulletin – 16 May 2019

Timely rain across much of the region has lifted confidence, particularly for those with stored soil water. The exception is the west Wimmera area that received modest falls. Sowing programs are well advanced in the Mallee (70-80% completed), whilst about half of the crop is sown in the Wimmera. It’s interesting to note the BCG […]
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Technical Bulletin – 3 May 2019

Timely rainfall across many areas has given a renewed sense of optimism. Mallee growers are reporting sowing progress between 40 and 90% finished and falls of 6 to 21mm+. The Wimmera is roughly 20% through sowing and received falls ranging from 3 to 25mm. The west Wimmera is 20% of the way through the sowing […]

Technical Bulletin – 17 April 2019

Mallee: growers have been dry sowing for a week or two with a focus on vetch, oats and pastures for sheep feed with a strong focus on regularly checking the weather outlook and the likelihood of rain over the next week to help decide whether to take the risk and dry sow canola versus barley. […]

Special Technical Bulletin – Summer Weed Control

Controlling summer weeds is the principal contributor to improving water use efficiency (WUE). For every dollar invested in summer weed control, there can be up to a $5 return in additional yield due to improved stored soil water but also nitrogen (N) and other system benefits. Five years of BCG research concluded that conserving summer […]
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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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Technical Bulletin – 3 October 2018

Paddocks in the Mallee have been cut for hay and baling is underway. Insects are being controlled in pulses. The dry September and frosty conditions have decreased yield potential in the Wimmera and many are deciding how to proceed with crops, while those equipped to do hay have already cut. Table 1. Rainfall and deciles […]
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