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Wheat varieties and the influence of sowing time

Take home messages Trojan and Beckom were the highest yielding in the Mallee and Trojan, Cosmick and Scepter topped the yields in the Wimmera. There was a 0.5t/ha advantage in having earlier sowing varieties in the Wimmera (sown on 18 May), over later sowing Cosmick, Corack and Mace have performed consistently well over the last […]

Versatile oats of the Wimmera Mallee

Take home messages At Warmur and Kalkee, Bannister was the highest yielding milling oat and Brusher the highest yielding hay oat variety in 2016 – an excellent season. Application of fungicides to oats did not create hay or yield benefits in the Wimmera in 2016. Choice of oat variety and management should be made according […]

Pulses in the Mallee 2016

Take home messages Pulses, particularly lentils and chickpeas, were very profitable at Mallee trial sites in 2016. When choosing new varieties or changing agronomic treatments it is important to look at long-term information rather than individual seasons. Varieties like PBA Jumbo2 lentils have performed well across a range of seasons, indicating yield stability. New faba […]

Disease in pulse crops

Take home messages A new isolate of ascochyta blight has virulence on previously resistant chickpea varieties and can cause complete crop loss in susceptible varieties. Botrytis grey mould was responsible for losses of up to 1.5t/ha ($650-$975/ha) in susceptible lentil varieties in 2016. Applying a preventative fungicide early and prior to canopy closure can minimise […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Barley 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 compare the performance of existing and emerging barley varieties in the Wimmera. Location: Nhill Previous […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Wheat 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 compare the performance of existing and emerging wheat varieties in the Wimmera. Location: Nhill Sowing […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Wheat 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: To compare the performance of existing and emerging wheat varieties in the Southern Mallee managed […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Barley 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 compare the performance of existing and emerging barley varieties in the Wimmera. Location: Kalkee  Sowing […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Barley 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: To compare the performance of existing and emerging barley varieties in the Southern Mallee. Location: Warmur […]

BCG Preliminary Results – Canola 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:                                […]

Wheat sowing time: finding an adaptable variety

With decreasing autumn rainfall, ‘late’ breaks are becoming a characteristic of Wimmera and Mallee cropping systems. This presents growers with a conundrum: to sow to the calendar or sow following a substantial breaking rain and into a moist seed bed? As farm sizes continue to increase, it is difficult to complete the full sowing program […]
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