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September 11, 2015

Geoff McCallum, Parkes NSW: Harvest management of stubble

Property owner: Geoff McCallum Enterprises: 4000 ha cropping on controlled traffic system; 1000 ha legumes for brown manuring, 1000 ha canola, 2000 ha wheat and barley. Harvest stubble management: Geoff farms dryland country in the Parkes and Forbes districts. At harvest he always cuts the stubble to around 25 cm or less to facilitate easy passage through his...

Impacts of Stubble Treatment on Canola Establishment

Stubble retention across the farms of central western NSW has become common practice for local farmers. The 2013 CWFS farmer survey (47 farmers covering 207,000 ha) highlighted that 70% of the producers regularly maintained stubble cover over the summer period, while the remaining 20% maintained their fallows by cultivation alone. Canola is one of the...