Hart Field Site Group

Hart is South Australia’s premier agronomic field site, managed by farmers to provide independent information and skills to the industry.

Since 1982, the Hart Field-Site Group have been conducting cropping trials at Hart in the Mid-North of South Australia. These trials are focussed on being relevant to the broad-acre farming community and are conducted independently. The substantial trials site at Hart is available for inspection throughout each growing season at Hart Crop Walks and Field Days and for student/farming group tours by appointment.

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Years: 2003 to 2017
724 published trials
262 uploaded trial reports
48 trial sites
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Optimising cultivar x time of sowing in wheat and barley

James Hunt (CSIRO), Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To investigate optimum time of sowing for individual wheat cultivars with different maturities

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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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
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To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding
technologies.

Hart, SA
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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
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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
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To investigate if stubble/seeding direction and management (plus or minus stubble) effects lentil growth and yield

Crop type: Lentils,Wheat 2 trials Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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To identify the most effective alternate techniques and discover the impacts they have on weed control, yield and grain quality

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Wheat in the crop rotation

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To investigate where wheat performs best in a crop rotaion.

Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet results for 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the competing demands of timeliness of sowing versus sowing to maximise establishment (deep versus dry sowing, or waiting for adequate rainfall later in the season).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the level of damage that may occur from clethodim applications and what factors might influence the degree of damage, over two seasons

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new barley varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Comparison of cereal forage

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

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To evaluate different commercially available forage crop varieties for dry matter production and feed quality

Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Control of clethodim resistant annual ryegrass in break crops

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

Aims:

To evaluate the efficacy and crop safety of alternate pre- and post-emergent herbicides and their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in break crops.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Timing Herbicide Application
Hart, SA
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To evaluate resistance to crown rot and yield losses from crown rot in commercial cultivars of bread wheat, durum wheat and barley.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Crystal green: a potential phosphorus replacement

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Greg Butler (SANTFA)

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To compare Crystal Green with traditional DAP and urea applications alone and in combination. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Application
Hart, SA
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To understand growth patterns of yellow leaf spot (YLS) (Pyrenophora tritici-repentis) on wheat and net form net blotch (NFNB) (Pyrenophora teres f teres) on barley in relation to a changing farming environment.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Crop
Belair, SA Hart, SA Orroroo, SA Port Germein, SA Urrbrae, SA
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To investigate the dry matter (DM) productivity and nutritive value (NV) of a range of pasture species sown independently or in conjunction with Fathom barley at Hart in winter and summer.

Crop type: Clover,Medic,Sulla,Field peas,Vetch,Lucerne 6 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To assess and compare the biomass accumulation and grain yields of current field pea standards, Kaspa (the predominant grain yield variety in south eastern Australia) and Morgan (a dual purpose field pea variety), as well as several current vetch variety options. 

Crop type: Field peas,Vetch 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Variety Type
, SA
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Full stubble retention: effect on crop growth and growing conditions

Sarah Noack, Peter Hooper (Hart), Mick Lines, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)

Aims:

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
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Group B tolerant crops

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

  • To compare the tolerance of the new crop varieties to a range of group B herbicides relative to conventional non-tolerant varieties.
  • To also measure the efficacy of herbicides for controlling crop volunteers with group B tolerance.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Lentils,Canola 4 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To evaluate the relative competitiveness of durum wheat compared to barley and bread wheat, against annual ryegrass grown under different management practices tailored to influence crop competition.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To comment on increasing economic returns of agronomic management using precision agriculture.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop
Hart, SA
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To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Crop type: Faba beans,Canola,Mixed species,Chickpeas,Lentils,Vetch 6 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of three seeding systems and two nitrogen nutrition strategies.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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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,Barley 4 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Application Stubble Stubble Management
Hart, SA
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To investigate conventional phosphorus fertilisers and alternative sources of phosphorus on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Application
Hart, SA
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Nitrogen management and yield dynamics of canola

Amritbir Riar, Gurjeet Gill and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

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To investigate how different N management strategies affect growth, yield and WUE under different water regimes.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Fertiliser Fertiliser Type
, SA
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To measure the effect of PGRs on canola plant height and grain yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Growth regulator Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To measure the effect of plant growth regulants and their interaction with nitrogen on wheat grain yield and quality, in the absence of lodging.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Growth regulator Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Retaining hybrid canola seed

Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)

Aims:

To compare the performance of commercial hybrid seed against farmer retained (F1) seed using conventional, triazine and imidazalinone tolerant varieties.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2013.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Hart, SA
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Bacterial blight in field pea

Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Tony Leonforte (DPI Vic), Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Simon Honner (Cox Rural)

Aims:

To report on bacterial blight in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To demonstrate best management practices that can give barley the best possible start from deeper sowing.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Sowing Sowing Method Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To examine the nitrogen responses of new malt and food barley varieties and determine appropriate N management strategies for maximum yield and quality.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

to compare the performance of commercial hybrid seed against farmer retained (F1) seed using conventional, triazine and imidazalinone tolerant varieties.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new barley varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the grain yield performance of new oat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Clover 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Vetch 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
Trial Report Unavailable Source Data Unavailable
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To compare the performance of first year pasture against regenerated pasture varieties.

Crop type: Pea 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new triticale varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To compare the performance of new wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Control of annual ryegrass with pre-emergence herbicides

Sam Kleemann, Peter Boutsalis, Chris Preston, Gurjeet Gill (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To evaluate the efficacy and crop safety of alternate pre-emergent herbicides & their mixtures for the control of ryegrass in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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Control of clethodim resistant ryegrass with pre-emergent herbicides

Sam Kleemann, Chris Preston, Gurjeet Gill and Peter Boutsalis (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To investigate various pre-emergent options to improve the control of Group A resistant ryegrass in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Hart, SA
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Controlling wild oats

Sam Kleemann (UoA) and Peter Boutsalis (Plant Science Consulting)

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To evaluate the effect of long term management strategies on the wild oat seedbank and measure the efficacy of various control techniques.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Application
Hart, SA
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To evaluate the relative weed competitiveness of barley, bread wheat, and durum against annual ryegrass grown under different management practices including seeding rate, nutrition, variety, and row spacing.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Crop Type Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Hart, SA
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To assess three rotations used in the Mid-North, especially those incorporating export hay or ocntinuous cereals. 

Crop type: Barley,Canary seed,Wheat,Field peas 20 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
Hart, SA
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To assess whether applying fluid fungicides in bands at sowing has potential for managing crown rot.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application Variety Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare the tolerance of new crop varieties to a range of group B herbicides relative to conventional non-tolerant varieties.
  • To also measure the efficacy of herbicides for controlling crop volunteers with group B tolerance.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Lentils,Canola 4 trials Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To answer the following questions: 

  • What are the main changes in crop traits behind yield improvement?
  • Are there agronomic practices that need to be adjusted to account for these changes?
Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Variety Variety Type
, SA Hart, SA
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Improving the efficacy of clethodim herbicide against annual ryegrass

Sam Kleemann, Chris Preston, Gurjeet Gill, Peter Boutsalis (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To investigate the factors influencing (i.e. ryegrass size) performance of ‘dim’ herbicides Select (a.i. clethodim) & Factor (a.i. butroxydim) on Group A resistant ryegrass in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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Improving water use efficiency – crop rotations

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

To assess the performance of wheat following either peas, wheat or barley.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Kaspa peas 12 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, , SA Condowie, SA
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Improving water use efficiency – reducing soil evaporation

Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

To use a thick layer of cereal straw maintained within the growing season to focus on reducing the amount of moisture lost to soil evaporation. 

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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To investigate the use of Gamma Radiometrics in SA. 

Crop type: No crop specified 5 trials No treatment Precision agriculture
Coomandook, SA Edillilie, SA Hart, SA Kimba, SA Padthaway, SA
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Aims:

To compare the tolerance of legume and canola varieties to a range of herbicides and timings.

Hart, SA
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Lentil and field pea agronomy

Stuart Sherriff, Mick Lines and Larn McMurray (SARDI)

Aims:

To compare new lentil varieties with older standards and current field pea options.

Crop type: Field peas,Lentils 6 trials Crop Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Crop Crop Type
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Aims:

To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
, SA
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Aims:

To investigate the long term effects of different approaches to sustainable farming, especially in relation to soil moisture and soil quality.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 7 trials Crop Crop Type
Condowie, SA
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Managing crop growth and water use

Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

To manage the crop canopy and conserve the stored soil moisture so that it might be saved for grain-fill, rather than being used to create early crop growth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

To investigate the impact of conventional phosphorus fertilisers and alternative sources of phosphorus on the grain yield and quality of wheat.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Hart, SA
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Plant growth regulators in wheat

Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (University of Adelaide)

Aims:

To measure the effect of plant growth regulants and their interaction with nitrogen on wheat grain yield and quality, in the absence of lodging.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Crop Growth regulator Growth regulator Type
, , SA Condowie, SA Hart, SA
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Post sowing use of pre-emergent herbicides for annual ryegrass control

Sam Kleemann, Chris Preston, Gurjeet Gill and Peter Boutsalis (UoA) and Peter Hooper (Hart)

Aims:

To evaluate the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides applied post sowing on ryegrass control and crop safety in wheat with the aim of

a) increasing residual control,

b) improving in-row control and

c) preventing onset of trifluralin resistance.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type
Hart, SA
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The control of summer weeds using larger spray droplets and more adverse weather conditions

Bill Gordon, Peter Hooper, Roy Rogers (Hart), Mick Faulkner, Jeff Braun ( Mid North High Rainfall Zone), Peter Cousins and Allan Mayfield

Aims:

To measure the efficacy of coarser spray droplets on the control of two identified common summer weed species, and the influence of more adverse weather conditions.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Herbicide Herbicide Application Herbicide Method
, SA
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Wild oat control with pre-emergent herbicides in barley

Sam Kleemann and Chris Preston (University of Adelaide) and Peter Boutsalis (Plant Science Consulting)

Aims:

To evaluate the performance of new pre-emergent herbicides on the control of wild oats.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type
, SA
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To report on Yield Prophet performance in 2012.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Hart, SA
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To examine the appropriate management combinations of sowing date, nitrogen rate and timing required to maximise yield and quality in new malt varieties and food variety Hindmarsh.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Variety Variety Type
Hart, SA
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To compare the performance of new barley varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Hart, SA
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