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When is the optimal start of flowering window for canola?

In the Horsham region, the optimal start of flowering window (OSF) for canola is between 18 July and 25 August with the start of flowering defined as the time when 50 per cent of plants have one flower. A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded trial at Kalkee was designed with 32 varieties and […]

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:                                  […]

Canola phenology

Take home messages Selecting mid-fast hybrid varieties with flexible phenology in the Wimmera is a good risk management option, which also has yield potential when seasonal conditions are favourable. Fast hybrids have performed well but avoid the temptation to plant these early if an early break eventuates. Selecting slow developing varieties comes with added risk […]
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Pulses in the Mallee 2018

Take home messages Frost and dry conditions in 2018 severely impacted trials and all results need to be treated with caution. Grain yields at both Curyo and Ouyen were all less than 1t/ha, except some chickpea varieties and breeding lines at Ouyen. Unlike previous seasons, delayed sowing resulted in significant grain yield gains in lentils […]
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NVT Cereal Varieties Summary

Take home messages Vixen, Scepter, Corack, Mace and Emu Rock were the top yielding varieties in the Mallee. Emu Rock, Vixen, LRPB Scout, Scepter and Razor CL Plus were the top yielding varieties in the Wimmera. Fathom, Compass, LaTrobe, Rosalind and Hindmarsh were the top yielding varieties in the Mallee. Buff, RGT Planet, Banks, Commander […]
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