2016 Commercial Stubble vs Cereal

2016 Cereal response to stubble treatments in Central Western NSW

Key Points from 2016

  • Burning or cultivating 2015 stubbles tended to produce higher yields, however this was only significant at Ungarie
  • High rainfall and a soft finish removed the benefit of stored soil moisture that stubble retained systems may have provided
  • Nitrogen was the limiting factor for both yield and protein for 2016