Stubble management and retention

Managing the above ground biomass after harvest is an issue that growers deal with every year in planning for the next stage in their rotation. There are over 90 trials in the Online Farm Trials Explorer covering issues around stubble management and retention. An interesting set of trials is on active stubble management for subsequent crop management. This set of recent trials through the ‘Stubble initiative’ (https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/grdc-update-papers/tab-content/grdc-update-papers/2017/02/maintaining-profitable-farming-systems-with-retained-stubble-across-various-rainfall-environments) has results and reports on trial findings dealing with harvest efficiency, breakdown options, cropping sequences to manage stubble loads, sowing configurations and associated costs, grazing and weed management strategies. There are over 50 published trials for wheat, 11 for canola and 10 for barley in the southern and western regions. For further details on latest stubble management strategies and trials, refer to the Stubble management fact sheet (https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/all-publications/factsheets/2011/03/stubble-management).

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To investigate the influence of stubble management and rate on the duration, severity and frost damage in frost prone parts of the landscape in the Mallee and Wimmera regions.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Hopetoun, VIC
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Crop type: Canola 1 trial Stubble Management
Mt Pollock, VIC
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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Hamilton, VIC
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the severity and duration of frost through canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
York, WA
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the severity and duration of frost through canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Nyabing, WA
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Crop type: Canola 1 trial Stubble Management
Lake Bolac, VIC
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To investigate the impact of stubble on frost severity and duration.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Protection Stubble Type
Nyabing, WA
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Crop type: Canola 1 trial Stubble Management
Mingay, VIC
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Stubble management to improve crop yield

Chris Korte, Mick Brady, Chris Davies amd Dave Monks (DEDJTR)

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Over recent seasons adoption of stubble retention has plateaued in the Mallee and some growers are reducing the area of stubble retained until the next growing season. An experiment was undertaken to identify potential improvements in stubble management so this trend could be reversed. The experiment examined how different amounts and types of s… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Height
Ouyen, VIC
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To determine the effect of stubble management (standing, slashed or burnt) on the crop safety of pre-sowing herbicides, and their efficacy against Group A-resistant annual ryegrass.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Herbicide Application Stubble Management
Jil JIl, VIC
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Stubble Management
, VIC Loam over clay
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Yarrawonga, VIC
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Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Row spacing Stubble Management
Inverleigh, VIC
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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Inverleigh, VIC
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Rotation Stubble Management
Henty, NSW none
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Henty, NSW Red brown earth
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To present results from the large plot focus farm trials of the Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region project, which where to

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and highe… read more
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Henty, NSW
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To present results from the large plot focus farm trials of the Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region project, which where to

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and highe… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Yarrawonga, VIC
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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Method Stubble Management
Shelford, VIC
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Crop type: Canola 1 trial Stubble Management
Shelford, VIC
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Stubble Management
Dookie, VIC Red loam over medium clay
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Dookie, VIC
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To present results from the large plot focus farm trials of the Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region project, which where to

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and highe… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Dookie, VIC
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Stubble Management
Corowa, NSW Red brown earth
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The project seeks to:

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and higher-rainfall environments;
  • build on findings from the previous Riverine Plains Inc. Water Use Efficiency (WUE) project; and
  • extend the fr… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Corowa, NSW Red brown earth
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To present results from the large plot focus farm trials of the Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble in the Riverine Plains region project, which where to

  • investigate, demonstrate and extend cultural practices that will assist growers to adopt no-till stubble retention (NTSR) in medium and highe… read more
Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Coreen, NSW
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Role of stubble management on the severity and duration of frost and its impact on grain yield

Ben Biddulph (DAFWA), Rebecca Jenkinson (Living Farm), Sarah Hyde and Sheree Blechynden (Facey Group)

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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Type
Wickepin, WA Loamy sand
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To quantify the impact of stubble on the extent, severity and duration of frost and determine its effect on canopy temperature and grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Stubble Management
Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Perth, TAS
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To demonstrate whether current seeder set ups within the region are capable of successfully sowing canola into heavy stubble.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil Type Sowing Method Stubble Management
Booleroo Centre, SA Clay loam
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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Perth, TAS
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Long-term comparison of stubble management strategies

Geoff Dean (SFS/TIAR), Brett Davey (SFS/TIAR), Regan Parkinson (TIAR), Angela Smith

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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Perth, TAS
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Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Stubble Management
Perth, TAS
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Influence of seeding systems and stubble management on pre-emergent herbicides

Sam Kleemann, Gurjeet Gill (University of Adelaide), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To evaluate the effect of crop stubble management and seeding system on pre-emergent herbicide behaviour and crop safety.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing Sowing Sowing Method Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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Increasing farmer knowledge and skills in stubble management systems in south west Victoria

Clive Kirkby (CSIRO), Charles Sturt University, EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and Steve Holden (DPI)

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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Management
Dunkeld, VIC
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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Dunkeld, VIC
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  • Investigate the best practice foliar fungicide management for barley on barley rotations and STNB control in barley cv. Scope.
  • Better understand the interactions of STNB, stubble and fungicides on the impact of disease, yield and profitability of barley on barley rotations.
  • Investigate if higher levels of STNB are a… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Protection Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing Fungicide Application Fungicide Method Stubble Management
Corrigin, WA
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To identify nutrient and stubble management practices which result in increased soil organic matter.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Stubble Management
Birchip, VIC Clay loam
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To quantify the effect of paddock stubble management and weed burden during the summer fallow on crop available soil water, nutrients and yield.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Soil Type Stubble Management
Hopetoun, VIC
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To ascertain the amount and availability of N under varying stubble management practices and soil environments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Fertiliser Method
Horsham, VIC Heavy clay (black)
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To ascertain the amount and availability of N under varying stubble management practices and soil environments.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation Fertiliser Method
Horsham, VIC Heavy clay (black)
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Height
Pinery, SA Brown sandy loam over limestone
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding
technologies.

Hart, SA Calcarosol
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Pinery, SA Calcarosol
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Full stubble retention: effect on crop growth and growing conditions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group), Mick Lines, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Crop Stubble Stubble Management Stubble Height
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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The aim of this work was to better understand the impact of stubble management on in-canopy temperatures and the associated risk of frost in cropping environments with high yields and high stubble loads.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Stubble Management Stubble Height
, NSW
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To determine the amount and availability of N from wheat stubble under varying stubble management practices over three cropping seasons.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Stubble Management Stubble Height
Horsham, VIC
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To add normal and higher amounts of nutrients (N, P and S) to different stubble managements (standing, worked and removed) to see if soil humus level would be increased.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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To add normal and higher amounts of nutrients (N, P and S) to different stubble managements (standing, worked and removed) to see if soil humus level would be increased.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA Calcarosol
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