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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The majority of current wheat varieties need to be sown in the first half of May in order to flower during the optimal period for yield in most environments, which unfortunately coincides with the period of recent rainfall decline... Growers wishing to maximise farm water-use efficiency need to adopt strategies that will allow them to get as much of their wheat crop as possible flowering during the optimal period in their environment... The article reports results from several experiments conducted across southern Australia and farmer experience investigating the potential for earlier sowing to increase wheat yields in the face of autumn rainfall decline...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr James Hunt, pictured, says planting a range of cultivars at their optimal sowing time can improve profitability for wheat growers... Sowing a range of cultivars in their ideal sowing windows will give wheat growers the best chance of balancing the increasing risks of heat and frost damage... Wedgetail, Cutlass, Trojan, Mace 10 April - 15 May "Three years of trials across multiple environments in SA have shown that yields decline at a rate of 28 kg/ha per day once sowing extends past the end of the first week in May," Dr Hunt said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Dr James Hunt, pictured, says planting a range of cultivars at their optimal sowing time can improve profitability for wheat growers... Sowing a range of cultivars in their ideal sowing windows will give wheat growers the best chance of balancing the increasing risks of heat and frost damage... Wedgetail, Cutlass, Trojan, Mace 10 April - 15 May "Three years of trials across multiple environments in SA have shown that yields decline at a rate of 28 kg/ha per day once sowing extends past the end of the first week in May," Dr Hunt said...
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