Department of Primary Industries NSW

The Department of Primary Industries NSW is part of the Department of Industry.

DPI works to increase the value of primary industries and drive economic growth across NSW.

DPI manages a broad range of initiatives from resource to industry, including natural resource management, research and development, pest and disease management, food safety, industry engagement, and market access and competition.

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Years: 2006 to 2017
128 published trials
58 uploaded trial reports
46 trial sites
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Aims:

To quantify the contribution of different sunflower leaves to yield and oil quality by applying 12 leaf defoliation treatments.

Sunflowers are generally considered a minor crop in the northern grains region. However, they play an important role in providing a broadleaf summer crop rotation option. An individual sunflower plant produces… read more

Crop type: Sunflower 2 trials Crop
Willow Tree, NSW
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To conduct mungbean variety evaluation experiments to assess how effective new mungbean varieties for the Maquarie Valley were under irrigated conditions.

Crop type: Mung beans 5 trials Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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To quantify the contribution of different sunflower leaves to yield and oil quality through applying 12 leaf defoliation treatments.

Crop type: Sunflower 2 trials Crop
Gurley, NSW
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To quantify the contribution of sunflower leaves to yield and oil quality through the application of twelve leaf defoliation treatments.

Sunflowers are generally considered a minor crop in the NSW northern grains region. However, they play an important role in providing a broadleaf summer crop rotation option. An individual sunflower p… read more

Crop type: Sunflower 2 trials Crop
Pine Ridge, NSW
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Toreport on decisions used by NSW grains industry advisers to determine nitrogen fertiliser management recommendations.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial No treatment
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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Deep banded phosphorus effect on chickpea root growth

Tim Weaver (CSIRO), Bruce Haigh, Stephen Harden, Graeme Schwenke, Peter Perfrement and Peter Formann (NSW DIP)

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To study root development under a chickpea crop and quantify root growth due to the addition of P at a depth of 20 cm.

In northern New South Wales (NSW) and southern Queeland (Qld), long-term cropping on dryland farming systems has depleted P from the soil (Bell & Lester 2012). This has created a need to research nutrient replacement … read more

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Application
Terry Hie Hie, NSW
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Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
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This experiment reports the effect of three sowing dates on the timing of anthesis, grain yield and grain quality parameters for a range of commercially available and advanced bread wheat and durum varieties.

The combination of phenology and sowing date (SD) determines the probable timing of environmental stresses (frost and heat stres… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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Faba bean disease tolerance – Breeza 2016

Joop van Leur (NSW DPI), Bill Manning (North West Local Land Services) and Stuart Marshman (NSW DPI)

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KEY FINDINGS:

  • To compare the performance of faba bean varieties and advanced breeding lines under different levels of rust pressure.
  • To compare fungicides for their effectiveness to control diseases as well as improve yield and seed size in faba bean. Experiment one used a low frequency (LF) program,… read more
Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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Faba bean fertiliser trial – Spring Ridge 2016

Bill Manning (North West Local land Services), Andrew Verrell (NSW DPI) and Tim Weaver (CSIRO)

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To study the effect of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) application separately and in combination on the growth and yield of faba bean.

This experiment aimed to study the effect of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) application separately and in combination on the growth and yield of faba bean. A small amount of N at sowing might improve y… read more

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fertiliser Type Variety Type
Spring Ridge, NSW
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Faba bean fungicide efficacy trials – Breeza 2016

Bill Manning (North West Local Land Services), Joop van Leur and Stuart Marshman (NSW DPI)

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To compare fungicides for their effectiveness to control diseases as well as improve yield and seed size in faba bean.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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To compare plant characteristics and grain yield responses of three maize hybrids to varying rates of N applied at sowing or in crop under dryland conditions at Gurley, south-east of Moree.

Crop type: Maize 2 trials Fertiliser Variety Variety Type
Gurley, NSW
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New Australian soybean variety Richmond outperforms traditional varieties, Asgrow A6785 and Soya 791 - Exp 1

Natalie Moore, Sam Blanch, Nathan Ensbey (NSW DPI), Andrew James (CSIRO) and Stephen Morris (NSW DPI)

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The Australian Soybean Breeding Program develops varieties for diverse production environments across a 3000 km range from the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland (Latitude 17.2661°S, Longitude 145.4859°E) to the Riverina in southern New South Wales (Latitude 29.7503°S, Longitude 120.5530°E).

The program focuses on strateg… read more

Crop type: Soybean 7 trials Variety Variety Type
Grafton, NSW
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New Australian soybean variety Richmond outperforms traditional varieties, Asgrow A6785 and Soya 791 - Exp 3

Natalie Moore, Sam Blanch, Nathan Ensbey (NSW DPI), Andrew James (CSIRO) and Stephen Morris (NSW DPI)

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To present a summary of data from multi-season replicated evaluations and on-farm experiments of Richmond, a new variety for production in northern New South Wales.

The Australian Soybean Breeding Program develops varieties for diverse production
environments across a 3000 km range from the Atherton Tablelands in far north Que… read more

Crop type: Soybean 2 trials Variety Type
Harwood, NSW
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To investigate nitrogen response of six wheat and four barley varieties across two sowing dates.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Sowing Sowing Timing
Nyngan, NSW
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Re-evaluating seed colour change in canola to improve harvest management decisions - Tamworth 2016

Rick Graham, Rob Bambach, Jan Hosking, Stephen Morphett, Michael Dal Santo and Jim Perfrement (NSW DPI)

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Due to the increased prevalence of hybrid canola varieties, lower plant populations and perceived changes in plant architecture, there has been increased discussion about how best to determine seed colour change (SCC) and therefore windrow timing. Current industry guidelines based on research conducted in the 1970’s and 1980’s recommend that… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Harvest Variety Variety Type
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant affect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease.

This experiment w… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
‘Dunbar’, Bullarah, NSW
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Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant affect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease.

This experiment w… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Protection Variety Type
Edgeroi, NSW
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Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant affect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease.

This experiment w… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
Garah, NSW
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Regional crown rot management – Gilgandra 2016

Steven Simpfendorfer, Greg Brooke, Ryan Potts and Robyn Shapland (NSW DPI)

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Crown rot (CR), caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant effect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease. This experiment was one of… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Gilgandra, NSW
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Crown rot (CR), caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant effect on their relative yield when the disease is present.

This exper… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Type
Merriwa, NSW
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Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to the production of winter cereals in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot which can have a significant impact on their relative yield in the presence of this disease. This experiment was … read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Type
North Parkes Mine, NSW
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Aims:

Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant affect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease.

This experiment w… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
, NSW
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Aims:

Crown rot (CR) caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant affect on their relative yield in the presence of this disease.

This experiment w… read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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Regional crown rot management – Wongarbon

Steven Simpfendorfer1 , Greg Brooke2 , Ryan Potts3 and Robyn Shapland1

Aims:

Crown rot (CR), caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum (Fp), remains a major constraint to winter cereal production in the northern grains region. Cereal varieties differ in their resistance to crown rot, which can have a significant impact on their relative yield in the presence of this disease. This experiment was one of… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Type Crop Protection Variety Type
Wongarbon, NSW
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To assess the efficacy of two nitrification inhibitors, 3,4-dimethylpyrazole (DMP) and nitrapyrin, when applied directly into the anhydrous ammonia stream during pre-plant nitrogen (N) application for commercial irrigated cotton production.

Crop type: Cotton 2 trials No treatment
Gunnedah, NSW Emerald, QLD
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 To compare grain yield and quality responses with variations in row direction (north–south versus east–west) across a range of row configurations (to simulate various light interception orientations) and sorghum hybrids.

Crop type: Sorghum 2 trials Sowing Variety Variety Type
Terry Hie Hie, NSW
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Sowing date is a key driver of yield and variety performance. The optimum sowing time for an individual variety is a balance between having the variety flower too early and being subjected to frost damage, and conversely having it flower too late and experience prolonged heat stress. Both of these factors can have significant negative impacts on… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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Chickpea Phytophthora root rot – 2015 varietal rankings and yield losses

Kevin Moore (NSW DPI), Lisa Kelly (DAFQ), Kristy Hobson (NSW DPI), Steve Harden (NSW DPI), Willy Martin (DAFQ), Kris King (DAFQ), Gail Chiplin (NSW DPI) and Sean Bithell (NSW DPI)

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To evaluate a range of varieties and advanced PBA breeding lines.

Phytophthora medicaginis, the cause of phytophthora root rot (PRR) of chickpea is endemic and widespread in southern QLD and northern NSW, where it carries over from season to season on infected chickpea volunteers, lucerne, native medics and as resista… read more

Crop type: Chickpeas 2 trials Inoculant Variety Type
Warwick, QLD
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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland) (DAF QLD) <abbr title='Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales)'>DPI NSW</abbr> <abbr title='Grains Research and Development Corporation'>GRDC</abbr>

Durum wheat variety response to nitrogen management and sowing time - Tamarang 2015

Rick Graham, Stephen Morphett, Jim Perfrement, Michael Dal Santo and Neroli Graham (NSW DPI)

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To compare variety response to time of sowing (TOS) and nitrogen (N) management to develop variety recommendations and tactical agronomy guidelines. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Tamarang, NSW
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Durum wheat variety response to nitrogen management and sowing time - Tulloona 2015

Rick Graham, Stephen Morphett, Jim Perfrement, Michael Dal Santo and Neroli Graham (NSW DPI)

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To compare variety response with time of sowing (TOS) and nitrogen (N) management with the objective to develop variety recommendations and tactical agronomy guidelines. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Tulloona, NSW
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Evaluation of a DNA tool to determine risk of chickpea Phytophthora root rot

Sean Bithell, Kevin Moore, Kristy Hobson, Steve Harden (NSW DPI), Willy Martin (QLD DAF) and Alan McKay (SARDI)

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To predict the risk of PRR disease and potential yield losses in chickpea, and detect P. med inoculum in soil from commercial paddocks. 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Inoculant
Warwick, QLD
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Soybean variety evaluation experiments (in collaboration with more variety-specific agronomy experiments) at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre (Trangie ARC) were conducted for three consecutive summer seasons (2013–14, 2014–15 and 2015–16) to assess if new soybean varieties for the Macquarie Valley under irrigated conditions were a su… read more

Crop type: Soybean 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
High rainfall
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 To determine the impact of Rancona Dimension on yield loss from CR infection across sites in the northern region.

Crown rot, caused predominantly by the fungus Fusarium pseudograminearum is a significant disease of winter cereal crops in the northern NSW and southern Qld. Rancona® Dimension (ipconazole + metalaxyl)… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 24 trials Variety Variety Type
Coonamble, NSW Garah, NSW Gilgandra, NSW Merriwa, NSW Mullaley, NSW North Star, NSW Nyngan, NSW Trangie, NSW Wangarbon, NSW Macalister, QLD Mungindi, QLD Westmar, QLD
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To study the influence of seed size on the yield of the faba bean variety PBA Nasma.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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<abbr title='Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales)'>DPI NSW</abbr> <abbr title='Grains Research and Development Corporation'>GRDC</abbr> North West Local Land Services (NWLSS)

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To improve knowledge around the ability of sorghum to efficiently use applied irrigation water. 

Crop type: Sorghum 1 trial Irrigation Sowing Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Gunnedah, NSW
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To determine the effect of N rate on the yield and grain quality of eight popular bread wheat varieties at Coolah in central NSW in 2015. 

Nitrogen (N) is the nutrient most required by wheat. It is essential for growth and development, and yield and grain protein levels. In recent seasons in Central West NSW there has been a significa… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
Coolah, NSW
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To determine the effect of N rate on the yield and grain quality of eight popular bread wheat varieties at Gilgandra in central NSW in 2015. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
Nyngan, NSW
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To determine the effect of N application and sowing time on the yield and grain quality of eight popular bread wheat varieties at Trangie in central NSW in 2015.

Nitrogen (N) is the nutrient wheat most needs for growth, development and yield. In recent seasons in Central West NSW there has been a significant trend towa… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Variety Type
Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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 To report on the outcomes of a series of faba bean variety × density experiments across northern NSW. 

The 2015 season was characterised by severe frost events, episodic cold weather during flowering and terminal drought during grain filling. These seasonal conditions severely affected crop performance, reducing the poten… read more

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Sowing Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
‘Dunbar’, Bullarah, NSW
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To examine the effect of seed size at sowing, at a fixed population, on grain yield and seed size distribution at harvest. 

Crop type: Faba beans 2 trials Crop
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW Trangie Agricultural Research Centre, NSW
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Rust management strategies for modern faba bean varieties

Bill Manning (North West LLS), Joop van Leur, Merv Riley and Stuart Marshman (NSW DPI)

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To determine whether follow-up applications are needed in spring in additoin to applicatio of a preventative fungicide spary in autumn.

Faba bean is a rotation crop used in northern NSW to break disease cycles in winter cereals and to maintain soil nitrogen fertility. The Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) faba bean breeding program aims t… read more

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Variety Variety Type
Breeza, NSW
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<abbr title='Department of Primary Industries (New South Wales)'>DPI NSW</abbr> <abbr title='Grains Research and Development Corporation'>GRDC</abbr> North West Local Land Services (NWLSS)

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 To answer some of these questions and provide data for use in modelling the trial outcomes over long-term climatic data sets.

Crop type: Sorghum 2 trials Sowing Row spacing
Gurley, NSW
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 To answer some of these questions and provide data for use in modelling the trial outcomes over long-term climatic data sets.

Crop type: Sorghum 2 trials Sowing Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Gurley, NSW
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 To answer some of these questions and provide data for use in modelling the trial outcomes over long-term climatic data sets. 

Crop type: Sorghum 2 trials Sowing Row spacing Variety Type
Bellata, NSW
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To investe options for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from dryland summer grain cropping in northern NSW. 

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Fertiliser
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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To report on the nitrous oxide (N2O) emission results from the 2014–15 grain sorghum trials, which aimed to optimise both nitrogen (N) rate and fertiliser N release to benefit crop production and reduce N2O emissions.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Fertiliser
Breeza, NSW
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To report on the nitrous oxide (N2O) emission results from the 2014–15 grain sorghum trials, which aimed to optimise both nitrogen (N) rate and fertiliser N release to benefit crop production and reduce N2O emissions.

Crop type: Sorghum 4 trials Fertiliser
Breeza, NSW Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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To report the biomass, grain production, and gross margin results from sorghum grown in 2014−15 on plots where nitrogen (N) fertiliser was applied in 2013−14 and no additional N was applied to the current crop. 

Crop type: Barley 3 trials Fertiliser
Tamworth Agricultural Institute, NSW
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Optimising sunflower performance relies on being able to match a hybrid with the growing environment and ensuring that the most suitable agronomic management is provided. Suitable crop agronomy involves using the most appropriate row configuration and plant population as well as ensuring adequate nutrition, disease and insect management. This ex… read more

Crop type: Sunflower 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Variety Type
Gurley, NSW
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To evaluate the relative resistance of each variety to Pt under field conditions. 

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Inoculant Variety Variety Type
Macalister, QLD
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