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GRDC FS Irrigated Wheat Murrumbidgee HR
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LIFTING YIELDS FROM 5T/HA TO 8T/HA OR MORE Growing irrigated wheat in southern New South Wales and northern Victoria is more than simply adding water to dryland varieties... Growers need to protect the crop at head emergence and into flowering by pushing the first irrigation period forward, compared with when they would normally irrigate (see Figure 1 below)... Trial results have shown a narrower row spacing, such as 17.5 centimetres (above), can give higher yields in irrigated wheat than wider row spacings...
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