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IMPROVING YIELDS IN IRRIGATED WHEAT: 2009 TRIAL UPDATE

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The Achievable Yields project is aiming to set yield and water use benchmarks for irrigated wheat in the northern region, while also helping growers address the main agronomic challenges that prevent them from maximising grain yield... Reducing sowing rate for lodging control: 2009 trials In 2008, very high seeding rates of 200+ seeds/m2 were used in many locations for irrigated wheat (or approximately 80kg/ha of seed or higher)... Yield and water use benchmarks Preliminary analysis has been undertaken to determine the maximum yields that can be achieved from irrigated wheat in the northern region, and how much water is required by the crop in order to achieve these yields...