Early Sowing

Increasing yield and reducing risk through early sowing in the southern grains region

The GRDC-funded project conducted by CSIRO and FarmLink from 2013-2016 is examining three distinct early sowing strategies; all of which aim to result in a greater proportion of farm wheat crop flowering at the optimal time in each growing season thus increasing average farm wheat yield.
1. Winter wheats planted in response to establishment opportunities arising from late summer onwards. These crops may be grazed in the vegetative phase (dual-purpose) or grown exclusively for grain (grain only).
2. Slow-maturing spring wheats planted in response to establishment opportunities arising in mid-autumn.
3. Mid-fast maturing varieties (main season) planted in response to either establishment opportunities arising in late April or ‘dry’ prior to the break of season.

Publications

Over the duration of the project a range of publications will be created and listed below for download.

2014 FarmLink Research Report - Early Sowing 2014 FarmLink Research Report - Early Sowing (411 KB)

 

2015 FarmLink Research Report - Early Sowing 2015 FarmLink Research Report - Early Sowing (2933 KB)

 
Early Sowing Fact Sheet 
 

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