Neil Fettell (CWFS)
Bonnie Flohr (AgGrow)
Laura Goward (CSIRO)
Barry Haskins (CWFS)
James Hunt (AgGrow)
Brad Rheinheimer (AgGrow)
Antony Swan (AgGrow)
Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow)
|Contributor||Central West Farming Systems|
Rankins Springs, NSW
To outline how farmers can maximise wheat yield on long fallow by sowing early with slow developing cultivars.
Early sowing is essential in order to maximise yield of wheat crops grown on long (18 month) fallow. Long fallowing and early sowing are complementary practices, as the fallow reduces weeds and diseases which can be difficult to control in early sown crops, and early sowing with slow developing cultivars allows the crop to better use soil water that is stored during the fallow. Stored soil water also helps to establish early sown crops when there is minimal autumn rainfall. This fact sheet outlines how farmers can maximise wheat yield on long fallow by sowing early with slow developing cultivars, and is based on two years of GRDC funded research conducted by AgGrow Agronomy, CWFS and CSIRO in western NSW.
|Lead research organisation||
Central West Farming Systems
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC CSP00178|
This factsheet has been prepared as part of GRDC Project CSP00178. The local project team includes Neil Fettell (CWFS), Barry Haskins, Rachael Whitworth (AgGrow Agronomy) James Hunt, Bonnie Flohr, Tony Swan, Brad Rheinheimer and Laura Goward (CSIRO Agriculture). The project team gratefully acknowledges the guidance of local farmers, particularly Michael Pfitzner who hosted Rankins Springs trials in 2014 and 2015.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
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|Harvest date||Not specified|
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SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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