Southern Farming Systems

Southern Farming Systems is a farm driven, non-profit organisation helping higher rainfall farmers with practical research and information that produces sustainable results.

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Years: 1996 to 2017
1230 published trials
834 uploaded trial reports
84 trial sites
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Aims:

To help to build a strong database of knowledge for targeted variety management, which will give advisors and growers confidence to try new varieties as they become available.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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Developing new varieties that are high yielding with a manageable level of resistance to the major fungal diseases and with quality suited to the major markets, particularly the Middle East.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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Performance of canola types suited to the HRZ

Penny Riffkin (Ag Vic), Claudia Gebert (SFS), Debra Partington, I Grimmer, J Smith and T Dickson (Ag Vic)

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To assess the potential of non-commercial later maturing canola lines for the HRZ of southern Australia.

 

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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To improve grower productivity and industry sustainability through new management techniques and cultivars.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing
Inverleigh, VIC
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To understand the potential impact of these factors and whether this tendency can be controlled with the use of plant growth regulators (PGRs).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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To answer the question: Can incorporation of lime speed up yield response?

Crop type: Wheat,Canola 4 trials Soil
Drysdale, VIC Drysdale, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC
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To test the differences between faba bean varieties.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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To investigate the drivers for yield loss under grazing with a view to make grazing crops less risky.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing
Inverleigh, VIC
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To assess cultural control practices in combination with pre-emergent herbicides for the management resistant ARG at the Lake Bolac research site.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type
Lake Bolac, VIC
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To identify additional lines with maturity between the spring and winter types by evaluating new canola lines not commercially available to growers which were supplied by six seed companies.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Crop Type
Hamilton, VIC Inverleigh, VIC
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To report on what you need to know to make better liming decisions.

Inverleigh, VIC
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To answer the question: choosing lime - what you need to know to make better decisions

Bellarine, VIC
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To expand knowledge on pulses and increase the use of them in the southern region

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Variety Type
Rokewood, VIC
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To compare two nozzles, a 90 degree vs a 45 degree spary angle nozzle, in their efficacy in controlling ARG in canola. The 90 degree angled nozzle was tested at two droplet sizes, (i) medium and (ii) very coarse. 

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide Application
Westmere, VIC
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To answer the question: how fast is lime moving and is it treating acidity at depth?

Rokewood, VIC
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Managing early sown wheat crops

Nick Poole, Tracey Wylie (FAR), Gina Kreeck (SFS) and James Hunt (CSIRO)

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To look at the significance of the cultivar difference with regard to management strategy.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Inverleigh, VIC Westmere, VIC
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Minimising yield loss in grazed crops

Zoe Creelman (SFS), Cam Nicholson (Nicon Rural) and Simon Falkiner (Falkiner Ag)

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To take a step back and look at how important rainfall and variety choice are in grazing crops to maintain grain yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Variety Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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  • To see if soil nutrient levels constrain production in the Victorian high rainfall zone.
  • To formulate tools which predict the production, economic response and risk of applying inputs to wheat and canola crops within the south-eastern high rainfall zones.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil Soil Preparation
Glenthompson, VIC Inverleigh, VIC
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Pre-emergent herbicides lose the battle to control annual ryegrass in the high rainfall zone

Paul Breust, Aaron Vague (SFS), Corinne Celestina, Christopher Preston (LaTrobe Uni) and Gurjeet Gill (UoA)

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To assess the effectiveness and applicability of cultural control practices in combination with pre-emergent herbicides for the management of herbicide resistant annual ryegrass in the high rainfall zone of Victoria.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing
Lake Bolac, VIC
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To test and develop farming systems where retained stubble is managed in the HRZ without a reduction in profitability for the grower

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Stubble
Inverleigh, VIC Westmere, VIC
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  • To determine if grazing alone can reduce Septoria tritici blotch (STB) disease pressure.
  • To determine how long flutriafol, applied to the fertiliser, can control STB into the season.
  • To assess the efficacy of the preliminary SDHI seed treatment to control STB.
  • To assess whether the effectiveness of early … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application Grazing
Hamilton, VIC
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To report on the SFS seeder demonstration.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
Inverleigh, VIC
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To investigate the feasibility of utilising image data, collected using UAVs, to make timely management decisions relating to slug damage in emerging canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop
Inverleigh, VIC
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To help understand the yield penalties we can expect if good pH levels are not maintained and how
frequently lime needs to be applied.

Rokewood, VIC Rokewood, VIC Rokewood, VIC Rokewood, VIC Werneth, VIC Werneth, VIC Werneth, VIC Werneth, VIC
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To report on the outcomes of the 2014 Rural Finance Crop Challenge.

Crop type: Canola,Linseed,Field peas,Lupins,Barley 5 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Herbicide Sowing
Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC
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To investigate options for pasture and fodder break crops for southern Victoria with an emphasis on weed control.

Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC
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To improve grower productivity and industry sustainability through the successful adoption of improved barley cultivars through the development of improved agronomy practices and packages for new and current varietal releases and by aligning production with market and industry requirements. 
 

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Growth regulator Type Growth regulator Rate Variety Type
Cressy, TAS
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Canola nutrition and disease management

Georgina Moloney (La Trobe University), Corinne Celestina and Gina Kreeck (SFS)

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To investigate the effect of nutrition and disease management on canola yield and quality at Westmere in 2014.
 

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Fungicide Application Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC Westmere, VIC
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To investigate variety specific responses to applied N.
 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Variety Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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To compare pre-emergent herbicides in the control of problem weeds in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate
Forth Rd, Don, TAS
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To determine what impact delaying the timing of N applications after growth stage 32 will have on wheat yield and protein, and whether there is an advantage of using solid or liquid fertiliser.

Crop type: Wheat 8 trials Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Temora, NSW Conmurra, SA Wolseley, SA Rokeby, TAS Woodbury, TAS Inverleigh, VIC Murnong, VIC Westmere, VIC
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To provide an evaluation of the conventional, Clearfield and TT varieties that are available. 

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing
Bairnsdale, VIC
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To see how new varieties fared at different sowing dates compared with varieties suited to those dates.
 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing
Bairnsdale, VIC
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To compare new hybrid and open pollinated (OP) varieties in the mid to late maturity groups suited to the 2.0 to 4.0 t/ha environments and evaluate them statistically, head to head, across all five herbicide technologies.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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To assess the effectiveness and applicability of cultural control practices prior to crop seeding in combination with pre-emergent herbicides for the management of herbicide resistant annual ryegrass in the high rainfall zone of Victoria.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 9 trials Herbicide Type Stubble Management
Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC
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To evaluate the performance of new and existing field pea and lupin varieties in the HRZ at our Hamilton and Westmere sites.
 

Hamilton, VIC Westmere, VIC Westmere, VIC Westmere, VIC
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Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Forth Rd, Don, TAS
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Crop type: Barley,Canola 2 trials Soil amelioration Type
Bairnsdale, VIC Giffard, VIC
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Sow on time or early - getting the best out of our wheat varieties in 2014

James Hunt (CSIRO), Brad Rheinheimer (CSIRO), Tony Swan (CSIRO), Laura Goward (CSIRO), Nick Poole (FAR), Tracey Wylie (FAR), Gina Kreeck (SFS), Paul Breust (SFS), Annieka Paridaen (SFS)

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Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Grazing Height Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hamilton, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Westmere, VIC
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Crop type: Canola 3 trials Grazing Regime Grazing Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
Dunkeld, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC
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 To further test the response of different wheat varieties to varying rates and timings of Nitrogen applications. 

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Stubble Management
Cressy, TAS Forth Rd, Don, TAS
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A series of trials were set up in 2013 at our Inverleigh and Westmere sites to evaluate a range of commercially available varieties of barley that are either grown for malt, grown for feed or varieties that have the potential to be grown for yield but could still be accepted as malt at receivals.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Westmere, VIC Westmere, VIC
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To investigate the potential of new chickpea and lentil varieties in the high rainfall zone of Victoria.
 

Crop type: Lentils,Chickpeas 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Westmere, VIC Westmere, VIC
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Does nitrogen application timing in canola matter?

Craig Farlow, Lee Menhenett (Incitec Pivot), Gina Kreeck and Ed Hilsdon (SFS)

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To re-examine the effect of N rate and application timing on canola yield, seed oil and protein content, and apparent N fertiliser efficiencies.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Westmere, VIC
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 To investigate the effectiveness of weed control techniques using herbicide treatments and crop population. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Lake Bolac, VIC
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Crop type: Canola 2 trials Grazing Pesticide Pesticide Type Pesticide Method Soil Soil Preparation Stubble
Inverleigh, VIC Skipton, VIC
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To investigate a range of management options across the latest varieties and potential new releases in faba bean at Westmere, and investigate the effect of chocolate spot and rust management strategies across a range of faba bean varieties.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing Variety Type
Westmere, VIC
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To investigate a range of management options across the latest varieties and potential new releases in field pea.
 

Crop type: Field peas,Kaspa peas 2 trials Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Westmere, VIC Westmere, VIC
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Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Inverleigh, VIC Lake Bolac, VIC
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