Upper North Farming Systems

Upper North Farming Systems is a dynamic group of local farmers, advisers and researchers who are committed to maximising the profitability of farm businesses, by testing and adopting robust and sustainable farming practices across the Upper North farming districts of South Australia.

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Years: 2011 to 2014
65 published trials
17 uploaded trial reports
21 trial sites
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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
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To assess the chemical control options for effective control of onion weed without cultivation.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Booleroo Centre, SA
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Upper North Farming Systems Fenceline Consulting

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To demonstrate whether current seeder set ups within the region are capable of successfully sowing wheat into a pasture with no-till. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Jamestown, SA
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To record experiences of farmers using rotational grazing on stubbles (putting high numbers of stock on paddocks for short periods of time) suggest that more surface cover remains and less tracking is evident compared to paddocks where a lower stocking density for longer periods is used.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Grazing Regime
Appila, SA
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To investigate the possible advantages of varying nitrogen rates over different soil types on a field in the Upper North region.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil Type
Booleroo Centre, SA
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The main aims of this demonstration are to:

  • Increase farmer knowledge about the N2O emissions made from fertiliser and legumes;  
  • Reveal options available to reduce N20 emissions; and
  • Provide information about nutrient use efficiency to maximise productivity.
Crop type: Barley 1 trial Grazing Regime
Booleroo Centre, SA
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Management of herbicide resistant barley grass in pulse crops

Ben Fleet, Lovreet Shergill, Gurjeet Gill (University of Adelaide) and Barry Mudge (UNFS)

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Presence of increased seed dormancy in this grass weed species has enabled it to escape pre-sowing control tactics used by the growers. This explains why barley grass is a problematic weed in cereal crops. However, in some locations like Port Germein and Baroota districts, it has now become largely impossible to control in pulse crops. This isli… read more

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Herbicide Type
Baroota, SA
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This project is investigating where and how perennials, including fodder shrub species can fit into our farming systems and the benefits they can have on production andsustainability.

Crop type: Perennial shrubs 1 trial Crop Type Grazing
Jamestown, SA
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The purpose of the trial was to compare growth rates and dry matter production of alternative pastures with traditional medic pastures

Crop type: Mixed species 1 trial Grazing Timing
Morchard, SA
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