OPTIMISING IRRIGATED GRAINS
The GRDC Project “Development and validation of soil amelioration and agronomic practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the northern and southern regions” includes 66 replicated field trials per year for 3 years. The trials cover the major irrigation types distributed across the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys of southern NSW, the Murray Valley of northern Victoria, south-east SA, SA/Vic Mallee and Tasmania.
The project aim is to evaluate crop response to agronomic practice across a range of irrigated systems and quantify yield potential in different environments (targeting >4 t/ha canola, >6 t/ha in faba bean, >10 t/ha in durum and >19 t/ha in maize).
The Faba Beans trials include:
- Germplasm x Plant population (overhead and flood)
- Rotational break effect (overhead)
- Incorporation of faba bean stubble on Durum wheat
- Germplasm x disease management interaction
- Lodging control
View the results from 2020
View the results from the first 2 years of the research