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  • Peer-to-peer learning propelled lentil leap
    Peer-to-peer learning propelled lentil leap
    Region: South, 15 May 2022

    Making the decision to try out a new crop like lentil is never easy, but Mannum grower, Matt Starick, says local knowledge he got from talking with other growers in his Pulse Check discussion group gave him the confidence he needed.

  • Fungicide timing essential for chocolate spot
    Fungicide timing essential for chocolate spot
    Region: South, 12 May 2022

    Recent crop disease surveys found that chocolate spot was all too common in faba bean crops in South Australia and Victoria. Field trials have demonstrated the yield benefit of selecting more resistant varieties and optimising fungicide application timing.

  • ‘Measure to manage’ nitrogen expenditure in HRZ
    ‘Measure to manage’ nitrogen expenditure in HRZ
    Region: South, 11 May 2022

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region’s high rainfall zone (HRZ) are urged to undertake critical deep nitrogen soil testing to underpin economically smart fertiliser programs in 2022.

  • Chaff residues put to the pest pressure
    Chaff residues put to the pest pressure
    Region: South, 06 May 2022

    A study is underway to determine whether harvest weed seed control systems which create chaff residues are promoting increased crop pest activity and associated crop damage in the southern cropping region.

  • Soil amelioration a ‘little ripper’ for Mallee pulses
    Soil amelioration a ‘little ripper’ for Mallee pulses
    Region: South, 02 May 2022

    Deep ripping has dramatically improved grain yield and gross margins of chickpeas, faba beans, lentils, field peas and vetch in the deep sands of the Mallee in Victoria and South Australia. Ripping reduced the financial risk of growing pulses by reducing the risk of a negative gross margin.

  • Perfect match needed to reduce lentil drought risk
    Perfect match needed to reduce lentil drought risk
    Region: South, 30 Apr 2022

    The increasing prevalence of drought conditions in Victoria has reduced the yield of lentils over the past two decades. Standing stubble played a greater role in improving plant-available water and lentil yield in the field than row spacing.

  • Fertiliser test strips fine-tune fertiliser decisions
    Fertiliser test strips fine-tune fertiliser decisions
    Region: South, 26 Apr 2022

    Growers looking to refine their fertiliser strategy are encouraged to use test strips this season to help determine what nutrients are lacking and how much is required.

  • Fire spurs farm business regeneration
    Fire spurs farm business regeneration
    Region: South, 20 Apr 2022

    The largest fire in the history of Kangaroo Island has led to restoration and renewal in the Stanton family’s farm business off the coast of South Australia.

  • New pest surveillance trials in southern region
    New pest surveillance trials in southern region
    Region: South, 10 Apr 2022

    A new series of trials of the airborne pest and disease monitoring system, iMapPESTS, is under way at two sites in the southern cropping region.

  • Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage
    Research seeks out perfect paddock marriage
    Region: South, 29 Mar 2022

    Observation of local trials at the Rutherglen Research Institute has prompted north-east Victorian grower Ashley Fraser to rethink the potential for intercropping in his family's farm business at Rutherglen. The district trials tested the productivity and profitability of four companion crops, each combining two crop species.

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