Southern Farming Systems trials

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2014 Rural Finance crop challenge

To report on the outcomes of the 2014 Rural Finance Crop Challenge.

Southern Farming Systems
2014 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
A comparison of commercially available products, applied on seed or post emergent, to control Ground Lark damage in canola

To est alternative products to Mesurol that are commercially available both in Australia and overseas, to assess their effectiveness as bird deterrents.

Southern Farming Systems
SFS
2011 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Achieving improved water use efficiency through amelioration of hostile subsoils

To provide information for the growing farmer interest in subsoil manuring during the year with data and information on demonstration trials on subsoil manuring on heavy clay and duplex soils where the plant available water capacity at depth is restricted by low porosity, water extraction and root growth.

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2010 Derrinallum VIC
Research organisaton
Adding value through pasture and fodder break crops – is the current break crop broken?

To investigate options for pasture and fodder break crops for southern Victoria with an emphasis on weed control.

Southern Farming Systems
2014 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Adding value through pasture and fodder break crops – is the current break crop broken?

To investigate options for pasture and fodder break crops for southern Victoria with an emphasis on weed control.

Southern Farming Systems
2014 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Adult plant resistance and strategic fungicide use for integrated management of cereal rust
  • To define the expression of adult plant resistance (APR) in a range of wheat cultivars in relation to environmental conditions and growth stage.
  • To develop improved strategies for intervention with fungicides in the control of stripe rust and yellow leaf spot in susceptible and resistant wheat, and the communication of the strategies to industry stakeholder.
  • To develop a model to support growers on the relative merits of applying fungicide for diease control, which takes account of climate, expected yield, economic outlook and genetic inputs including APR.
Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2010 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Adult plant resistance and strategic fungicide use for integrated management of cereal rust

• To define the expression of Adult Plant Resistance (APR) in a range of wheat cultivars in relation to environmental conditions and growth stage.
• To develop improved strategies for intervention with fungicides in the control of stripe rust and yellow leaf spot in susceptible and resistant wheat, and the communication of the strategies to industry stakeholders.

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2012 Westmere VIC
Research organisaton
Adult plant resistance and strategic fungicide use for integrated management of cereal rust
  • To define the expression of Adult Plant Resistance (APR) in a range of wheat cultivars in relation to environmental conditions and growth stage. 
  • To develop improved strategies for intervention with fungicides in the control of stripe rust and yellow leaf spot in susceptible and resistant wheat, and the communication of the strategies to industry stakeholders.
  • To develop a model to support growers on the relative merits of applying fungicide for disease control, which takes account of climate, expected yield, economic outlook and genetic inputs including Adult Plant Resistance (APR).
Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2011 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Advanced long season wheat varieties

To present the results of the advanced long season wheat variety trial.

Southern Farming Systems
1998 Streatham VIC
Research organisaton
Advanced wheat trials
  • To evaluate a number of current and potential varieties that are suited to the high rainfall zone.
  • To evaluate the yield and quality of these lines.
Southern Farming Systems
1999 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Advanced winter wheat trials

To report on the advanced winter wheat trials at Tatyoon.

Southern Farming Systems
1998 Tatyoon VIC
Research organisaton
Ameliorating problem subsoils for improved cereal crop production

Two experiments were conducted as a follow-up to previous SFS trials, to test whether deep ripping with various organic amendments could lead to water storage deep in the soil profile and therefore extra water provision during grain fill.

Southern Farming Systems
2006 Balliang VIC
Research organisaton
Amelioration of hostile subsoil in high rainfall south-west Victoria

Experiments were conducted on two different soil types to test if (a) amelioration of these subsoils with a mix of gypsum and organic peat would increase the ability of the soil to hold more ‘plant available’ water and (b) if this extra water availability, would assist crops to achieve a better yield.

Southern Farming Systems
2005 Mt Pollock VIC
Research organisaton
Amsul evaluation trial

To identify if Amsul, NPKS 21:0:0:24 is a cost effective alternative to urea and gypsum as source of nitrogen and sulphate sulphur.

Southern Farming Systems
2001 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
An evaluation of English winter milling wheats in Tasmania

To compare a group of English winter wheats, many of which are milling grade, with two of the leading red wheats, Revenue and Alberic.
 

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2011 Hagley TAS
Research organisaton
An evaluation of foliar applied stubble breakdown products

To evaluate commercially available Foliar applied stubble breakdown products.

Southern Farming Systems
2006 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
An evaluation of pulse variety, time of sowing and fit for the HRZ cropping region of SW Victoria
Southern Farming Systems
2007 Mininera VIC
Research organisaton
An evaluation of spring sown barley

To determine if early season barley varieties bred for the lower rainfall locations better suited later sowing of barley when compared to Gairdner in the HRZ.

Southern Farming Systems
2007 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing blackleg disease control options in canola

To compare different blackleg control measures in canola.

Southern Farming Systems
2007 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing different leaf disease control strategies in wheat

To evaluate different foliar disease management strategies on a highly susceptible wheat variety (Chara) to both stripe rust and leaf rust.

Southern Farming Systems
2005 Yalla-Y-Poora VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing effects of different plant health products in wheat

To test a number of plant health products as to their effect in controlling leaf disease in wheat.

Southern Farming Systems
2007 Mininera VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing fungicides for controlling barley foliar disease

To compare the performance of a number of foliar fungicides in barley. 

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing fungicides for controlling wheat foliar disease

To compare the performance of a number of foliar fungicides in wheat. 

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the benefits of dual purpose cereals

To assess the grazing and grain potential of both MacKellar winter wheat and Yerong barley.

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2005 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of foliar fungicides on yield and grain quality for Kellalac wheat
Southern Farming Systems
2004 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of foliar fungicides on yield and grain quality for Kellalac wheat

To assess the impact of using foliar fungicides for controlling leaf disease in Kellalac wheat. 

Southern Farming Systems
2005 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of nitrogen rate and timing across 2 different sowing rates for Kellalac wheat
  • To assess the effect of nitrogen rate and timing on wheat yield and grain quality
  • To assess the impact of sowing rate on grain yield and quality
Southern Farming Systems
2004 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of nitrogen rate and timing across 2 different sowing rates for Kellalac wheat
Southern Farming Systems
2005 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of nitrogen timing on canopy development in wheat

To assess the impact of nitrogen timing on canopy development and resultant grain yield and quality, where starting soil nitrogen levels are high.

Southern Farming Systems
2005 Yalla-Y-Poora VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of nitrogen treatments on wheat canopies

The aim of the trial is to identify the best nitrogen timing and rate in order to maximize profits for the widely grown cultivar Kellalac, in the local higher rainfall conditions of southern Victoria.

Southern Farming Systems
2005 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the impact of stripe rust control on the yield and grain quality of different wheat varieties
  • To assess the impact of foliar disease control on the yield and quality of different wheat varieties
  • To gather further data on the agronomic performance of various wheat varieties
Southern Farming Systems
2004 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Assessing the influence of strobilurin application on the nutritional requirement for malting barley

The overall objective is to determine the influence of strobilurin fungicide application on the nitrogen requirement for malting barley.

Southern Farming Systems
2004 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Assessment of the influence of strobilurin application on the nutritional requirement for malting barley
  • The overall objective is to determine the influence of strobilurin fungicide application on the nitrogen requirement for malting barley.
  • Within this overall objective there are a number of component objectives that are interrelated
  • To assess the impact of strobilurin fungicide over and above conventional triazole fungicides on nitrogen requirement for malting barley, in effect to quantify any interaction between disease management and applied nitrogen. 
  • To measure the effect of disease management using strobilurins on the yield and quality of winter wheat malting barley.
  • To calculate the cost-effectiveness of strobilurin and applied nitrogen in relation to grain quality.
Southern Farming Systems
2005 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Autumn sown barley variety trial

This trial evaluates the varieties with a fungicide programme to determine the yield response of the varieties to controlling foliar leaf diseases against a control of no fungicide. 

Southern Farming Systems
2007 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
AWB seed demonstration
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Balanced nutrition trial

To investigate the effect of various combinations of nitrogen, phosphorus fertiliser on grain yield.

Southern Farming Systems
1998 Streatham VIC
Research organisaton
Balliang controlled traffic raised bed agronomy project

To investigate the effect controlled traffic and shallow raised beds has on soil structure and grain yields/quality on a Balliang sandy loam overlying a clay loam. 
 

Southern Farming Systems
2000 Balliang VIC
Research organisaton
Barley - Gnarwarre
  • To determine whether the chemical 'Cycocel' is effective at reducing the lodging tendency of barley.
  • To measure the effect of 'Cycocel' on barley yield and grain quality.
Southern Farming Systems
2001 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Barley - should I grow malt or feed?

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.

Southern Farming Systems
2013 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley agronomy – common knowledge or progressive practice?

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. 
 

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2014 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley agronomy - maximising yield potential and quality
  • To observe how such treatments affect yield and grain quality at low, medium and high levels.
Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2012 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley agronomy in the HRZ - variety specific agronomic package for Planet, Westminster and Maltstar

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.

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2017 Westmere VIC
Research organisaton
Barley agronomy: nitrogen timing and PGRs

To improve grower productivity and industry sustainability through new management techniques and cultivars.

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2016 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley agronomy: time of sowing and plant growth regulators

To understand the potential impact of these factors and whether this tendency can be controlled with the use of plant growth regulators (PGRs).

Southern Farming Systems
GRDC
2016 Westmere VIC
Research organisaton
Barley canopy trial

To examine how three different plant populations  and  different  nitrogen-timing strategies influence the structure and yield of the barley crop canopy.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Barley foliar disease trial

To assess the timing of fungicide application to determine the optimal time of application to minimise disease pressure and to assess the role of triticonazole as a seed dressing to minimise the affect of foliar diseases on barley.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Barley foliar fungicide trials

To assess both yield and grain quality responses to a number of foliar fungicide products.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Frances SA
Research organisaton
Barley fungicide systems trial
  • To test responses of barley to a range of fungicide disease control regimes using two different timings of the foliar fungicide Bumper and the in-furrow fertilizer treatment impact.
  • To determine which fungicide strategies are optimum for use on barley
  • To compare the responsiveness of various barley varieties to different fungicide regimes
Southern Farming Systems
2004 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley grazing trial

To assess the effect of an early grazing on grain quality parameters.

Southern Farming Systems
2009 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Barley growth regulator trial
  • To evaluate the ability of two different growth regulators over a range of rates and timings to reduce crop height, and therefore reduce the problem of lodging in barley.
  • To assess the potential yield and or protein variation following a single application of growth regulators. 
     
Southern Farming Systems
2002 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton