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Varieties and their management – 2017 summary

The early break in 2017 got crops across the Wimmera and Mallee off to a flying start. Seasonal conditions ultimately favoured early and early to mid-maturity types – a turnaround from 2016, where long season varieties were a better match for the rainfall pattern. In terms of barley varieties, Compass was on the nose for […]
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Durum viability in the Wimmera

Take home messages Top grade durum (DR1) was achieved at the site and had a significantly higher return than bread wheat when trying to maximise economic returns of yield and protein. Scepter and Beckom were the highest yielding varieties in the trial. All other varieties did not yield differently from each other when 150kg/ha urea […]
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Pulses in the Mallee 2017

Take home messages For some regions, 2017 could be termed a ‘reality check’, after the excellent yields, prices and profitability observed in 2016. For example, in some lower rainfall zone areas, lentil yields were lower than 0.5t/ha combined with prices less than $500/ha. Despite the lower returns from pulses in some areas, we continue to […]

NVT wheat variety summary

Take home messages Scepter, LRPB Trojan, Corack and Beckom were the highest yielding varieties in the Mallee in 2017. Scepter can now rightfully be considered a very suitable and favoured variety for the Mallee. Consider new varieties such as Longsword for earlier sowing options in years to come. Background On the back of the high […]

Barley phenology and optimum time of sowing

Take home messages Fathom, La Trobe, Spartacus CL, Rosalind, Hindmarsh and Compass are consistently yielding the highest in the Mallee and Wimmera NVT. Compass is very quick to mature and performs better in terms of yield and management at a later sowing time. Yields from April and early May sowing flowered too early and were […]

Canola sowing date trials 2015 – 2017

Take home messages Ensure varietal phenology and sowing date are matched so that canola flowering starts at the right time for your region. Choose varieties carefully for sowing early as phenology differences are amplified when sowing occurs in early-mid April. Hybrid varieties responded better than open-pollinated triazine tolerant varieties to high rates of nitrogen. Background […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Barley Varieties (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: To look at the performance of existing and emerging barley varieties in the Mallee. This is part […]
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BCG Preliminary Results – Canola Varieties (Wimmera)

© 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: To independently assess the performance of existing and emerging canola varieties in the Wimmera.   Location: Longerenong […]
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Cereal variety and nitrogen responses to grazing

Take home messages Grazed crops showed no effects from grazing in 2016 – an excellent season producing high early biomass. Crops recovered and yielded very well. Trojan and LRPB Arrow were the best dual purpose wheat varieties. Fathom, Spartacus and Rosalind were the best dual purpose barley varieties. Background A mixed farming system that comprises […]

Canola varieties

Take home messages Canola offers great versatility for weed control and where residual herbicides are problematic, despite its inherent production risk. NuSeed Diamond (CONV), 44Y90 (CLF), Stingray (TT) and GT-50 (RR) achieved the highest yields in their respective herbicide groups at Manangatang. 44Y90, NuSeed Diamond, InVigor® R 5520P (RR) and Bayer 3000TR (RT) achieved the […]
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Barley varieties and time of sowing

Take home messages Fathom, Spartacus CL and Rosalind have performed consistently well at most sites in 2016. Compass performed poorly when sown early, with substantial lodging and head loss. When sown later, it was one of the top performers with little to no lodging observed. Fathom, Hindmarsh, La Trobe, Spartacus CL, Rosalind and Compass are […]

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