Cereal Varietal Trials

Subcommittee responsible: Grains & Fodder

Partners involved: GAgG, Southern Farming Systems

Location: Paddock N2

Details:

  • Aims to evaluate new and existing wheat and barley varieties performance to determine best performing varieties for Gippsland conditions
  • Three times of sowing for wheat to occur at the end of March, April and May
  • Two times of sowing for barley to occur at the end of April and May
  • Replicated trial

 

Canola Varietal Trial

Subcommittee responsible: Grains & Fodder

Partners involved: GAgG, Southern Farming Systems

Location: Paddock: S2

  • Aims to evaluate new and existing canola varieties performance to determine best performing varieties for Gippsland conditions
  • There will be one sowing of canola which will include a variety of canola types and varieties
  • Replicated trial

 

Farming Smart – providing high value home grown feed all year round

Subcommittee responsible: Grains & Fodder

Location: Paddock B3

Details:

  • To be able to grow fodder crops/home grown feed all year, eliminating feed gaps.
  • Demonstration to be for 4-5years
  • Four treatments (perennial pasture, relay cropping, winter cropping only and summer cropping only)
  • Yields will be on dry matter (kg/HA) for fodder crops and yield (t/HA) for grain crops.
  • Available soil moisture will be measured and an economic analysis will be completed at the end of the demonstration

 

Mixed Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming Trial 

Partners involved: GAgG, Southern Framing Systems, Ag Excellence Alliance, GRDC, CSIRO, Australia Government National Landcare Program

Location: Paddock N3

Details:

  • Quantify economic benefits to the following cash crop comparing fallow, single species and multi species cover crops
  • 3 year replicated trial

 

 

Fodder Crop Varietal Trial

Subcommittee responsible: Grains & Fodder

Location: Paddock N4

Details:

  • Evaluation of annual fodder species that are suitable for pasture and silage. Varieties must be suitable to the region and commercially available or close to release.
  • To be sown mid to late April
  • Yield and quality data will be analysed for each pasture species
  • One year replicated trial


Faba Bean Varietal Trial

Subcommittee responsible: Grains & Fodder

Partners involved: GAgG, Southern Framing Systems

Location: Paddock B1

Details:

  • Aims to evaluate new and existing faba bean varieties to determine best performers for Gippsland conditions
  • Replicated trial
  • Two times of sowing in April and May