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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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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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Vetch, holds its own in the dry

Take home messages Vetch produced average hay yields of 2.2t/ha and grain yields of 1t/ha. Timok and Morava produced the highest hay yield. With fodder and grain in short supply, the yields of both grain and hay would be very valuable over summer in 2018/19. Background Vetch brings many benefits to the cropping and mixed-farming […]

Canola variety performance in 2017

Take home messages Pioneer® 43Y92 (CLF), Pioneer® 44Y90 (CLF), NuSeed Diamond (Conv) and Pioneer® 44Y24 (RR) were the highest yielding varieties at Longerenong. The most profitable herbicide group was CLF at Longerenong, and TT in the Mallee. In the Wimmera, the top yielding CLF, RR and Conv varieties were all equal to each other, with […]

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