December 26, 2013

2013 Report – Long Fallow Management Trial

Key points Long fallows and green manure crops are valuable management tools that increase soil moisture and nutrition for the following crop.Controlling weeds 100% of the time in fallows preserves maximum soil moisture. Spraying weeds late in this trial equated to lost income of $85.56/ha as a result of lower grain yield and quality.Vetch as...

2013 Harvest Report

An overview of all of the trials conducted by Central West Farming Systems during the year of 2013. Access the report

2013 Report – Grain Protein

Will low protein become the new norm? Take home messages Soil tests from throughout the region in 2012 indicate that soil mineral N contents were low in comparison to years prior to 2010, which may help explain why grain proteins were generally low in 2012.Mineral N contents were low primarily due to high rates of...