Posts tagged Crop Rotations
Getting the most out of nitrogen and irrigation in a tight year

As crops approach mid tillering, it is time to start considering crop nitrogen requirements for topdressing. Many winter cereal crops this year will be grown on rice stubble, so there will be little nitrogen available without topdressing. Yet in a year with minimal water availability and a dry seasonal outlook, your nitrogen topdressing requirement should be determined by how much water you have available to finish off your crop, current soil moisture status and likely returns.

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Growing wheat straight after rice

Growing reliable, high yielding wheat crops immediately after rice is a great opportunity to improve the productivity of rice farming systems in southern NSW. The principle benefits are higher returns:

  • per mega litre by productively using the water remaining in the soil after rice
  • to capital invested in irrigation infrastructure by double cropping
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