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Catalogue: GRDC Media
DAFWA wheat agronomy project manager Christine Zaicou-Kunesch with Richard Quinlan, of Planfarm, and Woongoondy grower Gerard Rowe at the GRDC-funded RCSN early sowing wheat trial site at Yuna... Ms Shackley said the trials aimed to determine the grain yield and quality responses of a range of slow, mid and fast-maturing winter and spring wheat varieties when sown in mid-April, compared with more conventional WA wheatbelt sowing times of early and late May... "Most varieties trialled had the highest yields when sown in early May, or the yields were not significantly different between mid-April and early May sowings," Ms Shackley said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
DAFWA wheat agronomy project manager Christine Zaicou-Kunesch with Richard Quinlan, of Planfarm, and Woongoondy grower Gerard Rowe at the GRDC-funded RCSN early sowing wheat trial site at Yuna... Ms Shackley said the trials aimed to determine the grain yield and quality responses of a range of slow, mid and fast-maturing winter and spring wheat varieties when sown in mid-April, compared with more conventional WA wheatbelt sowing times of early and late May... "Most varieties trialled had the highest yields when sown in early May, or the yields were not significantly different between mid-April and early May sowings," Ms Shackley said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Scientists working on the National Water Use Efficiency (WUE) Initiative have compiled a package of best management practices that growers can adopt to increase grain productivity... Effective summer weed control saves water and soil nitrogen and facilitates early sowing.. Slow-maturing spring wheats sown in mid-April provide a significant whole-farm benefit..
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Catalogue: GRDC 2014 Research Summaries
" Increasing yield and reducing risk through early sowing in the Southern Grains Region  - Part 2: National Expansion.. Earlier sowing increases the frequency of planting opportunities, and allows more crop to be sown and flower on time... The experiments will examine;- The optimal phenology to allow early sowing at four locations in the southern grains region- The management required in different environments to optimise harvest index of early sown slow maturing wheats- Quantification of any yield penalty associated with slow maturity achieved through vernalisation compared to photoperiod sensitivityRegional grower groups will be responsible for developing and conducting trials in 2013, 2014 and 2015 that address local barriers to early sowing in conjunction with focus groups of interested growers and advisors, CSIRO and FAR Australia...
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