EP Farming Systems Summary 2018

Welcome to the twentieth Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summary. This summary of research results from 2018 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. Big thanks to SARDI for supporting the time spent compiling and editing this publication each year!

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 here 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.



1. Cover page EPFS Summary 2018

2. GRDC Foreword EPFS Summary 2018

3. Contents EPFS Summary 2018

4. MAC Update 2018 SCHOLZ

5. EPARF Sponsors EPFS Summary 2018

6. EPARF Report and member list BRACE

7. MAC events in 2018 EPFS SCHOLZ

8. EP Seasonal summary 2018 MASTERS

9. MAC Farm Report 2018 HULL

10. LEADA report EPFS Summary 2018

11. EP Agricultural Research Sites in 2018


12. Wheat and barley variety update 2018 WHEELER

13. Emerging management tips for early sown winter wheats PORKER

14. NVT cereal production tables

Break crops

15. Break crop performance tables

16. Break crop production in southern low rainfall environments DAY

17. Lentil herbicide management in southern low rainfall environments DAY

18. Optimising legume inoculation for dry sowing FARQUHARSON

19. Impact Of Fungicide Seed Coating On Rhizobia Survival And Nodulation Of Pea Plants RATHJEN

20. Yield And Phenology Of Lentil And Faba Bean In Response To Variety And Management LAKE

21. Herbicde Tolerance And Weed Control In Lentil On Sandy Soils TRENGROVE


22. Cereal Variety Disease Guide 2019 WALLWORK

23. Improved Crop Nutrition For Disease Management And Reduced Fungicide Dependency GONTAR

24. Integrated Disease Management For Crown Rot In Bread Wheat Crops On Upper EP EVANS

Farming systems

25. EPFS 4 Maintaining Profitable Farming Systems With Retained Stubble SCHOLZ

26. Maximising Dry Matter Production For Grazing Systems On Alkaline Soils COOK

27. Herbicides For Barley Grass Management COOK

28. National Paddock Survey Closing The Yield Gap And Informing Decisions VanREES

29. Which Oat Varieties Performed Best For Hay Production At Kimba In 2018 COOK

30. Producing Export Hay On Upper EP COOK

31. Mixed Cover Crops For Sustainable Farming STANLEY


32. Trafficking A Heavy Minnipa Soil Does Not Hurt Crop Production But Beware On Deep Sands

33. Ameliorating a deep repellent sand at Murlong increased wheat performance substantially in 2018

34. Improving crop establishment in a non-wetting sand with soil wetting agents DESBIOLLES

35. Ripping results from Mallee Sandy Soils trials MOODIE

36. Effects Of Deep Ripping On Soil Compaction And Crop Performance In Mallee Sands DZOMA

37. Fertiliser Type And Placement Effects On Crop Establishment Grain Yield And WUE On Calcareous Soils ARSEGO

38. The Impact Of Herbicide Residues On Selected Tolerant And Susceptible Crop And Pasture Species DZOMA

39. Liming To Address Subsurface Acidity At Koppio MASTERS

40. Large benefits to wheat performance from adding clay to a sandy soil at Brimpton Lake DAVENPORT


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

42. Dryland Legume Pasture Systems Legume Adaptation TOMNEY

43. Dryland Legume Pasture Systems Improving Nitrogen Fixation TOMNEY

44. Dryland Legume Pasture Systems Quantifying Benefits Of Novel Legume Pastures To Livestock Production Systems GUNN


45. Importance of measuring livestock key performance indicators GUNN

46. Using Standing Crops To Finish Lambs And Protect Paddock Health FRISCHKE


47. The Effect Of Stubble On Nitrogen Tie Up And Supply The Mallee Experience VADAKATTU

48. Nitrogen Application At Stem Elongation Is It Worth The Investment ARSEGO

49. Pulse Phosphorus Requirements And Resulting N Fixation MASON

50. Calibrations Of Soil Tests For N P K Or S DAVEY

51. Does Soil And Plant Testing Pay For Itself OXBORROW

52. Effect Of Rate And Placement Of Phosphorus On Vetch Performance DZOMA

53. Proximal Sensing Technologies On Soils And Plants On EP ARSEGO


54. Swathing Cereals For Barley Grass Weed Seed Collection COOK

55. Monitoring Barley Grass In Broad Acre Paddocks COOK

56. Harvest Weed Seed Collection In Broad Acre Paddocks COOK

57. Effect Of Sowing Time X Seed Rate X Herbicides On Ryegrass Management In Wheat GILL

58. Effect Of Row Spacing X Seedbed Utilisation X Pre Emergence Herbicides On Ryegrass Management In Wheat FLEET


59. Russian Wheat Aphid Learnings From 2018 And How They Can Inform Us In 2019 Van HELDEN

60. Optimising Baiting For Snails BRODIE


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