2003 trials

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Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Birchip VIC
Research organisaton
Alectown CWFS site - wheat stripe rust control demonstration

To determine if an economic result was seen after spraying of an H45 crop for stripe rust.

Central West Farming Systems
2003 Alectown NSW
Research organisaton
Alternative nutrition in wheat

To investigate the application of an alternative foliar fertiliser.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Birchip VIC
Research organisaton
Amelioration of subsoil acidity

To investigate amelioration of subsoil acidity through topdressing higher rates of lime and combining lime with gypsum.

Liebe Group
GRDC
2003 East Maya WA
Research organisaton
Annuello seeding rates

To investigate the effects of crop establishment density on yield and grain quality of Annuello wheat.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Berriwillock 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
AWB seed demonstration
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac 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 growth regulator trial

To assess the effect of a nuber of different growth regulators over a rang of dates and timings on crop height and lodging in barley. To evaluate the effect of growth regulators on grain yield and protien. 

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Barley varieties in the Mallee

To compare the performance of seven barley varieties in a Mallee environment (Berriwillock).

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Berriwillock VIC
Research organisaton
Barley variety eemonstration

To assess a number of commercial barley varieties for yield and grain quality.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Barley variety trials - potential new varieties

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

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Hopetoun VIC
Research organisaton
Barley yellow dwarf virus trial

To evaluate the timing of insecticide treatments on deterring aphids from feeding on newly sown wheat and how this impacts on final wheat yield and to evaluate the use of an insecticide seed dressing to give early aphid control.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Benefit of irrigation for high value grain legumes

To determine yield and quality benefits from irrigation of high value grain legumes. Further studies will determine the most appropriate timing of irrigation.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Symmons Plains TAS
Research organisaton
Breeding lucerne for the southern Australian cropping districts

To develop lucerne cultivars, specifically for the southern Australian cropping districts, that are compatible with existing farming systems as well as being productive and persistent. The breeding program is focusing on improving tolerance to acidic soils, persistent grazing and establishment with companion crops

Liebe Group
2003 Buntine WA
Research organisaton
Brim on-farm chickpea demonstration

To conduct an on-farm chick-pea demonstration.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Brim VIC
Research organisaton
Canola and mustard in a dry environment

To test a range of early maturing canola cultivars.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC SAGIT SARDI
2003 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Canola growth regulator trial
  • To assess the effect of two different growth regulators over a range of rates on crop height and lodging in canola.
  • To assess the effect of growth regulators on grain yield and oil content.
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Canola nutrition trials
  • Assess the effect of timing and application method on nitrogen efficacy in canola.
  • Assess a range of nitrogen products applied at sowing or bud visible stage in canola.
  • Quantify the effects of nitrification inhibitors on nitrogen products.
  • Investigate whether additional zinc has any effects on yield or quality of canola
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Canola seed dressing trial

To evaluate a number of seed dressings in canola.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Canola variety demonstration trial
  • To test a range of canola varieties (TT and non TI) for yield
  • To assess the impact of seed treatment (Maxim ® and Jockey @) on yield
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Chara fungicide demonstration trial
Southern Farming Systems
2003 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea variety development

To discuss chickpea variety development.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2003 Watchupga East VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea variety x fungicide trial

To determine the susceptibility of new chickpea varieties and fungicide treatment against Ascochyta blight.

Liebe Group
2003 Coorow WA
Research organisaton
Clay spreading with highly calcareous clays

To assess how best to address trace element issues on a paddock spread five years previously with calcareous clay.

South Australian Research and Development Institute
GRDC
2003 Eyre Peninsula SA
Research organisaton
Combating ARGT through the use of safeguard ryegrass - PIRD

To determine if the livestock carrying capacity of pastures in the eastern Wheatbelt of Western Australia, including those on mildly saline soil, can be increased by replacing native ryegrass with the Safeguard variety of ryegrass.

Liebe Group
2003 Konnongorring WA
Research organisaton
Computer modelling helps fallow decision making

To explain how computer modelling helps fallow decision making.

Central West Farming Systems
GRDC
2003 Condobolin NSW
Research organisaton
Control of ryegrass with pre-emergent herbicides

To compare the effect of different pre-emergent herbicides applied pre sowing and post sowing on wheat
establishment and ryegrass control and to specifically improve the control of ryegrass in the crop row.

Hart Field Site Group
2003 Hart SA
Research organisaton
Controlling medic prior to sowing lentils

To investigate best bet options for controlling medic prior to sowing lentils.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Berriwillock VIC
Research organisaton
Converting rainfall into dollars!

To investigate the effect of rainfall on farm gross income in the southern Mallee.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Birchip VIC
Research organisaton
Crop monitoring

To report on 2003 crop monitoring.

Central West Farming Systems
2003 Tottenham NSW
Research organisaton
Demonstrating the effect of water quality on glyphosate efficacy

To investigate the effect of water quality on glyphosate efficacy when used in a spring-spraying knockdown scenario.

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Birchip VIC
Research organisaton
Diuron for pre-emergent weed control in lupins

To evaluate Diuron as a broadleaf weed killer pre sowing of lupins and to evaluate some mixing partners to improve the control of grass weeds.

Liebe Group
GRDC
2003 Coorow WA
Research organisaton
Do micronutrients make fluid phosphorus perform better?

To compare performance and economics of correcting micronutrient deficiencies with fluid and granular fertilisers.

South Australian Research and Development Institute
GRDC
2003 Eyre Peninsula SA
Research organisaton
DPI - long season barley

To identifying high yielding varieties that meet specific grain quality requirements and are suitable for the region's long cool season conditions. Information from the experiments is used to select material for commercial release.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Hamilton VIC
Research organisaton
DPI - long season canola

To identify high yielding varieties that meet specific grain quality requirements and are suitable for the region's long cool season conditions. Information from the experiments is used to select material for commercial release.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
DPI - long season oats

To identify high yielding varieties that meet specific grain quality requirements and are suitable for the region's long cool season conditions. Information from the experiments is used to select material for commercial release.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Streatham VIC
Research organisaton
DPI - long season triticale

To identify high yielding varieties that meet specific grain quality requirements and are suitable for the region's long cool season conditions. Information from the experiments is used to select material for commercial release.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
DPI - long season wheat

To identify high yielding varieties that meet specific grain quality requirements and are suitable for the region's long cool season conditions. Information from the experiments is used to select material for commercial release.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Gnarwarre VIC
Research organisaton
Durum wheat agronomy demonstration

To conduct a Durum wheat agronomy demonstration,

Birchip Cropping Group
2003 Lubeck VIC
Research organisaton
Effect of Jockey®, Impact-in-Furrow® and canola varietal blackleg resistance on grain yield

To test a range of canola varieties under very heavy blackleg pressure and to also determine the effect of fungicide treatment on yield and quality.

Southern Farming Systems
2003 Moyhall SA
Research organisaton
Effect of wide rows on herbicide safety in lupins

To answer the quesiton 'Can higher herbicide rates be used with wide row establishment in lupins?'

Liebe Group
2003 East Wubin WA
Research organisaton
Effects of fumigation and soil amendments on nematode-feeding groups in cereal growing soils

To quantify the effects of nematode feeding groups in Western Australian soils on crop performance.

Liebe Group
GRDC
2003 East Maya WA
Research organisaton
Effects of nutrients on lupin yield and protein

To evaluate a range of nutrients on lupin yield and protein.

Liebe Group
2003 West Buntine WA
Research organisaton
Effects of variety, planting time and seed rate on lupin yield and protein

To compare agronomic factors on seven lupin varieties for yield and grain protein.

Liebe Group
2003 West Buntine WA
Research organisaton
Establishment and persistence of saltland pasture in a saline area
  • To test a range of plants on a saline area to see which is most likely to persist.
  • To introduce safeguard ryegrass into the saltland pasture.
  • To establish lucerne on an elevated area adjacent to the Saltland.
  • To compare the success of nursery raised saltbush seedlings with direct seeding.
Liebe Group
2003 East Wubin WA
Research organisaton
Euabalong CWFS site - pulse trial

To assess the value and place of grain legumes in a wheat rotation.

Central West Farming Systems
2003 Euabalong NSW
Research organisaton