Hopetoun VIC trials

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A new test to accurately predict phosphorus fertiliser requirements

To determine if DGT could predict P fertiliser requirements for the field and to compare results from the DGT soil P test with other common soil P testing techniques (Colwell P and resin).

Birchip Cropping Group
2007 Hopetoun VIC
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Advanced barley variety evaluation

To conduct an advanced barley variety evaluation.

Birchip Cropping Group
1999 Hopetoun VIC
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Advanced wheat variety evaluation

To conduct an advanced wheat variety evaluation.

Birchip Cropping Group
1999 Hopetoun VIC
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Barley breeding progress

To evaluate the yield potential of Victorian stage 4 trial barley varieties.

Birchip Cropping Group
2000 Hopetoun VIC
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Barley in pasture cropping system penalised by large 2011 summer pasture production

To evaluate the potential of combining summer-growing perennial grasses with a cereal in a pasture cropping system in the Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
CRC GRDC
2011 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Barley varieties

To generate independent information for growers about newly released barley crop varieties.

Birchip Cropping Group
2007 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Barley variety trials

To conduct a barley variety trial.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Barley variety trials - potential new varieties

To investigate and identify potential new malting varieties for Victorian growers.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Hopetoun VIC
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Break crops for the Mallee

To identify low-risk, profitable break crops for the mallee regions and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Birchip Cropping Group
2010 Hopetoun VIC
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Break crops for the Mallee

To identify low risk, profitable break crops and end-uses for the Mallee region and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2011 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Break crops for the Mallee

To identify low risk, profitable break crops for the Mallee region, and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2009 Hopetoun VIC
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Break crops pay in the Mallee

To identify low risk, profitable break crops and end-uses for the Mallee region, and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2012 Hopetoun VIC
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Break crops pay in the Mallee

To identify low risk, profitable break crops and end-uses for the Mallee region, and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Birchip Cropping Group
2012 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Brome grass management in direct-drilled crops in the Mallee

To investigate herbicide control options for brome grass control in direct drilled wheat in the Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
2004 Hopetoun VIC
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Chickpea varieties

To identify Desi and Kabuli chickpea breeding lines with improved adaptation and yield in the Wimmera and Mallee region.

Birchip Cropping Group
2010 Hopetoun VIC
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Conserving moisture during summer

To quantify how paddock stubble load and weed burden during summer can affect soil water, nutrients and subsequent crop yield.

Birchip Cropping Group
2009 Hopetoun VIC
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Conserving moisture during summer

To quantify how paddock stubble load and weed burden during summer can affect available soil water, nutrients and subsequent crop yield.

Birchip Cropping Group
2010 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Conserving moisture during summer

To quantify how paddock stubble load and weed burden during summer can affect available soil water, nutrients and subsequent crop yield.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2011 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Conserving moisture during summer

To quantify how paddock stubble load and weed burden during summer can affect soil water, nutrients and subsequent crop yield.

Birchip Cropping Group
2008 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Demonstration of seeders for direct-drilled crops in the Mallee

To compare three direct drill seeders for wheat crop establishment; crop yield; and incorporation efficiency of group D herbicides.

Birchip Cropping Group
2004 Hopetoun VIC
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Demonstration of yellow leaf spot management in direct-drilled crops in the Mallee

To investigate some practical options for direct drilling wheat into wheat stubbles in the Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
2004 Hopetoun VIC
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Emerging forage legume varieties

To evaluate emerging and newly released medic, vetch and forage peas varieties for their ability to produce dry matter and nutritive value for stock in the Mallee and Wimmera environments.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2013 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Feed for the summer: summer-growing perennial grasses for Mallee mixed farms

To test the persistence and performance of summer-active perennial grasses in a Mallee environment and the potential for pasture cropping.

Birchip Cropping Group
CRC GRDC
2012 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Fence-line weeds and glyphosate resistance

To identify weed species that pose the greatest threats to agricultural produciton if incursion an dispersal is allowed to occur from roadsides and fence-lines into farmed land.

Birchip Cropping Group
2010 Hopetoun VIC
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Filling the feed gaps: pasture varieties in 2013

To assess and evaluated a range of different pasture varieties at three different sites.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2013 Hopetoun VIC
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Fluid phosphorus in the Mallee Landcare delivery sites
  • To determine if fluid sources of phosphorus (P) have a greater efficiency for cereal production in the Southern Mallee.
  • To ascertain whether the effectiveness and delivery of micronutrients, such as Zinc (Zn), is improved when supplied as a fluid.
Birchip Cropping Group
NLP
2008 Hopetoun VIC
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Hopetoun 2006: surprising yield responses to zinc enriched fertiliser

To investigate the yield response of wheat to zinc enriched fertiliser, MAP and no fertiliser control.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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In-crop nitrogen timing and product choice for wheat

To investigate in-crop nitrogen timing and product choice for wheat.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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In-crop risk management

To answer the question 'Can we manage inputs in-crop that will yield well in a good season whilst also maintaining yields and keeping costs down in poorer seasons?'.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Lentil varieties

To provide information about lentil varieties grown in 2010.

Birchip Cropping Group
2010 Hopetoun VIC
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Liquid phosphorus and micronutrients in the Mallee

To determine whether the fluid product technical grade mono-ammonium phosphate (TGMAP) is more efficient than the granular formulation MAP. The trial also investigates the addition of micronutrients Zinc and Copper.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Livestock and no-till: do they mix?

To investigate the effects of grazing livestock in no-till paddocks on soil structure, soil compaction and soil moisture, weed seed burial and carbon/nitrogen cycling in no-till farming systems.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2012 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Mallee wheat results update

To provide an update for Mallee wheat results update from 2008.

Birchip Cropping Group
2008 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Mallee wheat variety trial results

To provide independant evaluation of new and pending wheat varieties.

Birchip Cropping Group
2007 Hopetoun VIC
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Management practices for crown rot

To demonstrate the symptoms of crown rot and how different varieties tolerate the disease pressure.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Micronutrient trial

To determine if there was an economical benefit in top-dressing nitrogen on a steep sandy rise, with a good zinc history at Hopetoun.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Native pasture cropping

To develop a regionally viable farming system which incroporates the establishment of native perennial pastures, cropping into native pasture adn rotational grazing of the pasture and stubble.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2010 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Native pasture cropping

To test the performance of barley sown into established native pasture into two different soil types in the Wimmera and Mallee regions.

Birchip Cropping Group
2011 Hopetoun VIC
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Oaten hay trials
  • To balance between maximising production, through the application of nitrogen, and quality, where one of the marketing factors is the level of soluble sugars, which are reduced through the application of nitrogen.
  • To provide herbicide alternatives to Lontrel, that has been prohibited from use in export oaten hay crops due to residual presence of the herbicide in the stems and leaves.
  • To provide best bet variety options.
Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Perennial pastures

Perennial pastures are being investigated for their potential fit in the Wimmera Mallee region.

Birchip Cropping Group
NLP
2006 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Performance of DGT and Colwell P in predicting phosphorus responses in the Wimmera Mallee

To compare two soil phosphorus (P) tests (Diffusive Gradient Thin Films (DGT) and Colwell P) for their prediction of crop responses to applied-P in farmer paddocks.

Birchip Cropping Group
2008 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Residual phosphorus following a drought

To determine the residual value of the P fertilisers following a drought.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Seperating the wheat from the chaff: wheat varieties for 2013

To evaluate the performance of new and current wheat varieties in the Mallee and Wimmera.

Birchip Cropping Group
2012 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Setting up your season: conserving summer moisture

To quantify the effect of paddock stubble management and weed burden during the summer fallow on crop available soil water, nutrients and yield.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2012 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Simulating the potential of subtropical grasses to fill feed gaps in a Mallee environment

For a sub-tropical grass established in the Mallee environment, to assess the pattern and reliability of growth and its potential as a fodder source using simulation models.

Birchip Cropping Group
2008 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Soil erosion assessment and management

To assess the impact of the 2006 drought on soil resources of the Mallee region, and to identify preventative means for soil stabilization.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Stubble management and limitations for frost prone landscapes

To investigate the influence of stubble management and rate on the duration, severity and frost damage in frost prone parts of the landscape in the Mallee and Wimmera regions.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2016 Hopetoun VIC
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Sub-tropical pastures in the Wimmera Mallee

To evaluate if sub-tropical pastures can be successfully established and productively grown in the Wimmera Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
2006 Hopetoun VIC
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Sustainable land management

To look at best management practices for erosion and salinity control and compare crop and pasture growth, water use and subsequent recharge.

Birchip Cropping Group
2005 Hopetoun VIC
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Sustainable land management

In 2006 seven Demonstration Sites funded by the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality and the National Landcare Program continued to be used to demonstrate and measure the potential impact of best management practices for dryland agriculture in the Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
2005 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton