EP Farming Systems Summary 2017

Welcome to the nineteenth Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary. This summary of research results from 2017 is proudly supported by the South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT) and the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) through the Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems projects.

We would like to thank SAGIT, GRDC and EPARF for their contribution to Eyre Peninsula for research, development and extension and for enabling us to extend our results to all farm businesses on EP and beyond in other low rainfall areas. All articles since 2010 are also available on the EPARF website www.eparf.com.au. Many of the trials are also catalogued in the GRDC Online Farm Trials Database, www.farmtrials.com.au, which is an excellent searchable resource for finding trials and research outcomes from across Australia.


Cover page

GRDC Foreword

Editing team


MAC update

MAC staff

EPARF sponsors

EPARF annual report

EPARF members 2017

MAC events 2017

EP seasonal summary 2017

MAC farm report 2017

LEADA report 2017

Understanding trials and statistics

EP research sites 2017

Farming Systems

1a. Farming Systems Projects On EP In 2017

1b. Outcomes From GRDC Stubble Initiative On Upper EP

1c. Lessons Learnt From A Dry Start

1d. Impact Of Retaining Stubble In Low Rainfall Farming Systems COOK

1e. Crop Establishment On Non Wetting Sand COOK

1f. Herbicide Efficacy In Retained Stubble Systems COOK

1g. Grass Weed Management In Pasture COOK

1h. Establishing Pasture Into Heavy Stubble At Mt Cooper COOK

1i. Soil Moisture Probe Network WARE

1j. Fluid Delivery Systems And Fungicides In Wheat COOK

1k. Fluid Delivery Of Fungicides And Fertilisers In Canola COOK

1l. Controlled Traffic Impacts On Vetch Production In 2017 WILHELM


2a. Burning Of Weed Seeds In Low Rainfall Farming Systems FLEET

2b. Burning Temperatures Of Harvest Windrows And Standing Stubbles In LRFS COOK

2c. Capturing Barley Grass In Broad Acre Paddocks COOK

2d. Monitoring Barley Grass In Broad Acre Paddocks COOK

2e. Summer Weeds Survey Of SA Cropping Districts FLEET

2f. New Uses Of Old Herbicides For The Control Of Barley Grass In Cereals FLEET

2h. Sowing Early For Crop Competition KLEEMANN

2g. Management of group A herbicide resistant barley grass in pasture FLEET

2i. Managing Clethodim Resistant Ryegrass In Canola With Crop Comp And Pre Emergents KLEEMANN

2j. On Row Sowing For Brome Grass Competition On Non Wetting Sand McBEATH

2k. Weed Management Strategies To Address Herbicide Resistance In The VIC Mallee LATTA

2l. Onion Weed Wick Wiper Demonstration JAMES


3a. Elliston And Wharminda District Wheat Trials 2017

3b. Management Of Early Sown Wheat PORKER

3c. New Technologies For Wheat Crop Monitoring On The EP ALLEN

3d. Estimating Water And N Co Limitation Levels Of Wheat Using Remote Sensing Technology Across Upper EP ARSEGO

3e. The Genetics Of Wheat Harvest Quality FAIRLIE

3f. Cereal Yield Performance Tables On EP 2017

Break Crops

4a. Break Crop Performance Tables 2017

4b. Canola Establishment On Upper EP WARE

4c. Managing The Risk Of Canola Production In Low Rainfall Environments McBEATH

4d. Impact Of Sowing Date On Phenology And Yield Of Lentil And Faba Bean Season 2 LAKE

4e. New Fungicides Offer Improved Ascochyta Blight Control And Yield Benefit In Field Pea WALELA

4f. Identifying The Most Productive And Profitable Break Crop Options For LRFS MOODIE

4g. Optimising The Production Potential Of Vetch On Poor Mallee Sands DZOMA


5a. Nutrition Packages For Lighter Soils McBEATH


6a. Cereal Variety Disease Guide 2018 WALLWORK

6b. Sclerotinia In Canola On Lower EP GONTAR

6c. Improving Eyespot Disease Prediction And Refining Management Strategies Based On Risk GONTAR


7a. Can Soil Organic Matter Be Increased In A Continuous Cropping System In The Low Medium Rainfall Zone VAN REES

7b. Herbicide Residues In Low Rainfall Sandy Soils WILHELM

7c. Increasing Water Extraction And Production On Mallee Sands Through Enhanced Nutrient Supply In The Root Zone MOODIE


8a. LIvestock Supplementary Feeding In Mixed Farming Systems CRETTENDEN

8b. Sheep Health Issues In Dry Seasons CRETTENDEN

8c. Shearing Twice A Year Is It Worth It CRETTENDEN

8d. Primary Photosensitisation In Sheep In SA ROGERS


9a. Identifying The Causes Of Unreliable Nitrogen Fixation By Medic Based Pastures TOMNEY

9b. Dryland Legume Pasture Systems TOMNEY

9c. Sheep Fertility Issues When Grazing Medic Pastures CRETTENDEN

Sharing Info

10a. Baiting Round Snails Prior To Eff Laying In Accordance To Environmental Conditions On Lower EP 2017 GILES

11. Chemical Product Trademark List

12. Contact List For Authors

13. Acronyms And Abbreviations


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