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Liberty Link Canola

By Dumbleyung 2021, Dumbleyung Liberty Link Canola 2021

Company: BASF

Objective:

  1. To demonstrate the weed control options available when moving from a TruFlex &/or Triazine Tolerant Canola variety to a variety that includes the Liberty (Glufosinate) tolerant technology.
  2. To demonstrate the crop variety performance with the Liberty technology.

PRE-SEEDING

Summer Knockdown 16/03/21-   Glyphosate 450 (2L/ha); Conquest Encore 240 (60ml/ha); Hammer 240 (15ml/ha); Kamba 750 Selective Herbicide (125ml/ha); Wetter 1000 (0.2%); SOA (1%).

Pre-Seeding Knockdown (middle 8m) 28/04/21– Glyphosate 450 (1.5L/ha); Hammer 240 (30ml/ha); Goal (60ml/ha); AntiEvap adjuvant (0.5%); SOA (1%).

Pre-Seeding Knockdown (Northern & Southern 8m) 28/04/2021– Glyphosate 450 (1.5L/ha); Deluge 1000 (2%).

IBS- LL/TT, TT (middle 8m) 11/05/21 – Rustler (1L/ha); TriflurX 2L/ha; Gramoxone 360 pro (1.4L/ha); Wetter TX (0.2%).

IBS RR/Truflex, LL/Truflex (Northern & Middle 8m) 11/05/21 – Rustler (1L/ha); TriflurX 2L/ha; Gramoxone 360 pro (1.4L/ha); Wetter TX (0.2%).

 

 

SEEDING

40 plants/m2?

POST SEEDING

Insecticide Spray 5/06/21 – Trojan (50ml/ha).

Terrad’or Knockdown Herbicide

By Dumbleyung 2020, Dumbleyung Knockdown Herbicides 2020

Objective

Evaluate the performance and ease of use of Terrad’or compared to a commercial standard.

Background

The herbicide was sprayed on the 25th of August 2020 in Dumbleyung, WA. The site had heavy capeweed pressure (20 plants/m2), as well as marshmallow, annual ryegrass, barley grass, sub clover and other pasture varieties.

PRE-TRIAL SPRAYING

Early Knockdown 23/03/20 – NuFarm WeedMaster DST 1.5L/ha; FMC Hammer 15mL/ha; NuFarm Striker 60mL/ha; Corteva Garlon 80mL/ha; NuFarm BS1000 0.2%; Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

SPRAYING

Treatment Sprays 25/08/20

Results

Capeweed brownout ratings 7 & 21 DAA

Annual ryegrass brownout ratings 7 & 21 DAA

Marshmallow brownout ratings 7 & 21 DAA

Key Findings

  • Terrad’or treatments had the fastest brownout (noticeable from 3 days after application).
  • At mixing, Terrad’or granules started dispersing prior to agitation.

Photos

Replicate 1 aerial photograph at 29 DAA

Replicate 2 aerial photograph at 29 DAA

Control – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Terrad’or 40g/ha,  Banjo 1% –  Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Terrad’or 20g/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Terrad’or 40g/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Nail600 15ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, B-Power 100ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Sharpen 20g/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Ecopar 100ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Voraxor 100ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Voraxor 200ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

 Voraxor 200ml/ha, Banjo 1% – Rep 1

0 DAA

7 DAA

21 DAA

Control – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Terrad’or 40g/ha; Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Terrad’or 20g/ha, Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha, Terrad’or 40g/ha, Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Nail600 15mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Nail600 30 mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

 Crucial 1.3L/ha; B-Power 100mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Sharpen 20g/ha; Banjo 1%V/V  – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Ecopar 100mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V – Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Voraxor 100mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V- Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Crucial 1.3L/ha; Voraxor 200mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V- Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

Voraxor 200mL/ha; Banjo 1%V/V- Rep 1

Marshmallow  0 DAA

Marshmallow  7 DAA

Marshmallow  21 DAA

Ryegrass  0 DAA

Ryegrass  7 DAA

Ryegrass  21 DAA

Cape weed  0 DAA

Cape weed  7 DAA

Cape weed  21 DAA

SE14 Seed Safety 2020

By Nyabing 2020, Wetter

Objectives

  1. To determine whether SE14 is reducing fertilizer toxicity, when placed in close proximity to seed.
  2. To compare and contrast crop emergence with increasing starter fertilizer and SE14 in-furrow.

Background

The wetter rate response trial was established on the 11th of June in Nyabing WA, by the David Grays AgLink – AgroAdvantage division. The trial was sown into damp soil following a series of light showers over the may/June period. The trial was positioned on a non-wetting sandy soil area, with a history of lower emergence and reduced crop performance.

The Nyabing Grower day on the 2nd of September 2020, was presented to 50 growers, agronomists, and industry representatives.

PRE-SEEDING

Knockdown 09/06/20:
Nufarm Weedmaster DST 2L/ha; Nufarm Kamba 750 125ml/ha; BASF Sharpen 25g/ha; Vicchem Hasten 1%; Wilchem Sulphate of Ammonia.

Immediately Pre-seeding 10/06/20:
NuFarm TriflurX 2L/ha; Conquest Alpha Forte 40mL/ha.

SEEDING

Seeding 11/06/20:
Scepter Wheat 70kg/ha; Bayer Evergol Energy SD 130mL/kg; fertilizer as per design.

POST-EMERGENT

Weed Control:
Grower sprayed for broadleaf weeds.

Table 1: Total units of macro & micro elements applied

Emergence counts 4 WAS

Yield

Key Findings

The trial was established on an area of non-wetting sandy topsoil, with a known history of lower-than-average emergence and reduced crop yield as compared to the rest of the paddock.

When comparing the emergence of treatments 2 & 3 (NPK#1 + 30L UAN + SE14 vs NPK#1 + 30L UAN) the treatment without the SE14 suffered a significantly reduced emergence to the treatment with SE14 (58plants/m2 vs 119.5plants/m2). The same result occurred between treatments 4 & 5 where the rate of UAN was increased to 50L/ha. This concludes that SE14 has improved the seed safety when high loadings of UAN & compound fertiliser are placed with the seed. This result translated through to the harvest yields with treatment 2 yielding significantly higher than treatment 3 (2.7t/ha vs 2.2t/ha respectively); and the same was observed with the higher application of UAN with treatment 4 yielding 2.8t/ha in comparison to treatment 5 yielding 2.3t/ha.

Treatments 1, 4 & 5 each contains 80kg/ha of K-Till and 50L of Flexi-N. The placement of these products has a significant effect on crop performance (both emergence and crop yield). Treatment 1 has the NPK compound applied on the seed, whilst the UAN has been deep banded. Treatment 5 has the NPK compound & the UAN applied on the seed. Combining the two products on the seed reduced the emergence from an average of 124.5 plants/m2 to 44.3 plants/m2. It then translated through to a yield reduction from 2.6t/ha down to 2.3t/ha. Having a high loading of fertiliser in close proximity to the seed is well known to reduce the crop performance, however, the addition of SE14 placed on the seed has softened this effect. The emergence increased from 44.3 plants/m2 (treatment 5) to 112 plants/m2 (treatment 4). The yield also increased from 2.3 t/ha to 2.8t/ha with the addition of SE14. From this result we can confidently conclude that the addition of SE14 applied with higher loadings of NPK can be safely applied close to the seed, and significantly improve crop yield.

Photographs

T1 – K-Till Extra 80 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha

T2 – K-Till Extra 80 kg/ha; Flexi-N 30 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T3 – K-Till Extra 80 kg/ha; Flexi-N 30 L/ha

T4 – K-Till Extra 80 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T5 – K-Till Extra 80 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T6 – K-Till Extra 72 kg/ha; K-Till Extra 48 kg/ha; Flexi-N 30 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T7 – K-Till Extra 72 kg/ha; K-Till Extra 48 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T8 – K-Till Extra 120 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha;SE14 3 L/ha

T9 – K-Till Extra 120 kg/ha; Flexi-N 50 L/ha

Miravis Star Canola foliar fungicide

By South Stirlings 2020

Objectives

  1. Evaluate Syngenta’s new foliar fungicide in canola, for the control of Sclerotinia.
  2. Compare and contrast with existing chemicals on the market.

Background

The trial was sown on the 25th of May in the South Stirlings region. A dry start to the season lead to a decile 1 year for disease and no Sclerotinia was detected at the site during the season.

PRE SEEDING

Early Knockdown -17/4/2020: Glyphosate 450 1.5L/ha, Oxyflurofen 240 EC 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Kamba 750 200ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Pre seeding knockdown- 27/4/2020: Glyphosate 450 1L/ha, Goal 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Immediately pre seeding – 25/5/2020: Glyphosate 450 1.5L/ha, Oxyflurofen 240 EC 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Kamba 750 200ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Early Nitrogen Application- 25/5/2020: 80L/ha Flexi-N.

SEEDING

Seeding – 25/5/2020: Bonito Canola 3kg/ha, Double Phos 132kg/ha, Sulphate of potash 50kg/ha.

POST EMERGENT

Nitrogen Top-up- 24/6/2020: 80L/ha Flexi-N.

Treatment Sprays – 24/8/2020: as per treatment list.

Results

Yield (t/ha)

Photos

 

15 Days Post Spray

Control

Miravis Star 750ml/ha

Miravis star 1000ml/ha

Aviator Xpro 750ml/ha

Veritas 1000ml/ha

Prosaro 450ml/ha

Key Findings

  • No visible evidence of Sclerotinia, however Blackleg ( Leptosphaeria maculans) was visible throughout the trial.
  •  No significant yield difference between treatments although all treated plots had numerically higher yields than the control. This could be due to the presence of Blackleg causing a slight yield decrease in the untreated control.
  • No crop damage from any of the treatments.

ILeVo Blackleg seedling control in canola

By South Stirlings 2020

Objective

To demonstrate BASF’s new canola blackleg seedling treatment, against existing treatments on the market.

Background

Blackleg, caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans is one of the most serious diseases of canola in Western Australia. This trial was sown on the 25th of May, at a site with previous history of Blackleg, in the South Stirling region. A dry start to the season correlated to a decile 1 year for disease. The area finished with a GSR of 400ml with the first major rainfall event in August.

PRE SEEDING

Early Knockdown -17/4/2020: Glyphosate 450 1.5L/ha, Oxyflurofen 240 EC 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Kamba 750 200ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Pre seeding knockdown- 27/4/2020: Glyphosate 450 1L/ha, Goal 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Immediately pre seeding – 25/5/2020: Glyphosate 450 1.5L/ha, Oxyflurofen 240 EC 60ml/ha, Hammer 400 EC 15ml/ha, Kamba 750 200ml/ha, Wetter1000 0.2%, Ammonium Sulphate 1%.

Early Nitrogen Application- 25/5/2020: 80L/ha Flexi-N

SEEDING

Seeding – 25/5/2020: Bonito Canola 3kg/ha, Double Phos 132kg/ha, Sulphate of potash 50kg/ha.

POST EMERGENT

Nitrogen Top-up- 24/6/2020: 80L/ha Flexi-N

Results

Emergence Counts

Yield

Disease severity at two leaf crop stage

Internal infection at windrowing

Emergence photos

Maxim XL

Saltro Duo + Maxim XL

Control blackleg infection

Key Findings

  • Decile 1 year for disease meant that there was low disease pressure.
  • No blackleg at 2 leaf crop stage and in the upper canopy throughout crop growth.
  • Significant difference between treatments for internal infection at windrowing, with the Ilevo treatment reducing internal infection by 50% compared with the control, but was slightly less effective than Maxim XL and Saltro Duo.
  • No significant yield differences between treatments, however, Ilevo treated plots yielded the highest by 100kg/ha.

Triazine Tolerant Canola Varieties

By Brookton 2020, Brookton Canola

Company: BASF, NuSeed, Pacific Seeds, Seed Force

Objective:

  1. To demonstrate the differences in sowing a Hybrid Canola varieties in comparison to Bonito canola
  2. To demonstrate the differences between varieties with single and dual stacked technologies

PRE-SEEDING

Immediately Pre-seeding 20/05/20: ADAMA Spraytop 250 1L/ha; Nufarm TriflurX 1.5L/ha; FMC Rustler 560g/ha; Conquest Alpha Forte 40mL/ha

Early Nitrogen 20/05/20: CSBP Flexi-N 80L/ha

SEEDING

Seeding 21/05/20: Canola Varieties @25 plants/m2; CSBP Double Phos 130kg/ha; CSBP Sulphate of Potash 50kg/ha; Impact Infurrow 400mL/ha

POST SEEDING

Nitrogen Top-up 21/05/20: CSBP Flexi-N 80L/ha

TruFlex & Roundup Ready Canola Varieties

By Brookton 2020, Brookton Canola

Company: Bayer, BASF, NuSeed, Pacific Seeds, Pioneer

Objective:

  1. To demonstrate the differences in sowing a TruFlex canola variety in comparison to a standard Roundup Ready canola
  2. To demonstrate the differences between varieties with single and dual stacked technologies

PRE-SEEDING

Immediately Pre-seeding 20/05/20: ADAMA Spraytop 250 1L/ha; Nufarm TriflurX 1.5L/ha; FMC Rustler 560g/ha; Conquest Alpha Forte 40mL/ha

Early Nitrogen 20/05/20: CSBP Flexi-N 80L/ha

SEEDING

Seeding 21/05/20: Canola Varieties @25 plants/m2; CSBP Double Phos 130kg/ha; CSBP Sulphate of Potash 50kg/ha; Impact Infurrow 400mL/ha

POST SEEDING

Nitrogen Top-up 21/05/20: CSBP Flexi-N 80L/ha

Pasture Herbicide Screening 2019

By Brookton 2020, Brookton Pasture

David Grays AgLink & Brookton Rural Traders Grower Requested Screening

Objective: To demonstrate the effects of different pre and post emergent herbicides on Sub-Clover, Medic, Serradella, Vetch, Grazing Crops, Crop & Vetch mixes

PRE-SEEDING

Pre-seeding Spray – 13/05/19: FMC Hammer 20mL/ha; Glyphosate 2L/ha

Pre-emergent Treatments – 14/05/19

SEEDING

Seeding – 15/05/2019: All varieties sown at rates in design. Fertilizer rates & Inoculum also in design

POST SEEDING

Insecticide 28/06/19: ADAMA Pyrinex Super 500mL/ha, 0.5% adjuvant

Grass control 15/07/19: (Varieties A-N) Corteva Verdict 520 100mL/ha, Impact 0.5%

Fungicide 16/07/19: (Varieties P&Q) BASF Opera 500mL/ha

Treatment Spray 16/07/19: Corteva Gallery treatment

Post Emergent Treatment Sprays 24/07/19

Results

Pasture Varieties

By Brookton 2020, Brookton Pasture

Company: Barenbrug (Formerly Heritage Seeds)

Objective: To demonstrate the growth habits of multiple pasture species available

PRE-SEEDING

Early Knockdown – 18/03/20: NuFarm Striker 60mL/ha; FMC Hammer 20mL/ha; Nufarm Gladiator CT 1.5L/ha; Ammonium Sulphate 1%; NuFarm BS1000 1%

Immediately Pre-Seeding – 20/05/20: FMC Hammer 20mL/ha; NuFarm Weedmaster DST 2L/ha; Conquest Alpha Forte 40mL/ha

SEEDING

Seeding – 22/05/20: Double Phos 60kg/ha

POST SEEDING

Murdoch Pasture Herbicide Screening

By Brookton 2020, Brookton Pasture

Company: Murdoch University

Objective: To determine levels of damage incurred following various herbicide applications in Vetch, Sub Clover, French Serradella & Biserulla

PRE-SEEDING

*No knockdown and no IBS applications as no weeds were present at time of seeding

SEEDING

Seeding – 11/05/20

Frano – French Serradella 8kg/ha (scarified seed) with group G/S alosca 15kg/ha

Casbah – Biserulla 5kg/ha with group BS peat

Dalkeith – Sub Clover 10kg/ha with group C peat

Timok – Vetch 45kg/ha with group F/E alosca 15kg/ha

POST SEEDING

Treatment Spray – 03/07/20: All treatment sprays were applied as per protocol above