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Current Research Projects

Ag Grow Agronomy & Research is working with its collaborators on a number of projects this year. For a summary of these projects click on the link below.

Ag Grow Agronomy Research Program 2018

More detail on each of these projects follow.

GRDC Southern NSW Trials – Improving N Fixation in Lentils (Junee site)

This trial is similar to the trial being conducted at Beelbangera. The trial at Beelbangera generated a lot of interest further east in 2017 and as such an additional site in the Junee area in 2018 is engaging growers from that area, helping to further evaluate the technology.

SARDI Russian Wheat Aphid Trial

Collaborating with SARDI, funded by GRDC. This trial is part of a GRDC funded project which aims to develop economic thresholds for Russian wheat aphid across rainfall zones of the Australian grain industry. Ag Grow Agronomy has two sites in 2018, a dryland and an irrigated site.

Syngenta Talinor Herbicide Plantback Evaluation Trial

This trial looks at the crop safety of various pulse crops, including field peas, lentils, lupins, vetch and chickpeas, following the use of various herbicides applied to a wheat crop in 2017

LongReach Plant Breeders Dryland & Irrigated Wheat Trials

Collaborating with LongReach Plant Breeders, funded by LongReach. Two sites (dryland and irrigation) comparing the performance of wheat lines for yield, grain quality, agronomic attributes and disease reaction for all major production environments in Australia. (more…)

Arysta ARY452 EPE TT Canola Trial

Collaborating with Arysta LifeScience, funded by Ag Grow and Arysta LifeScience. This trial aims to determine the efficacy and crop safety of ARY452 applied alone and with mixing partners applied early post emergent for weed control in triazine tolerant canola (more…)

Improving nodulation in pulse crops – Acid Tolerant Rhizobium Trial

Collaborating with FarmLink, Eva Moffitt Senior Research Officer This trial is being conducted at Temora, at the Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre (TAIC). The trials aim to investigate new and commonly used inoculants and rates and management techniques to improve nitrogen fixation through enhanced nodulation in lentils, field peas and vetch on acid soil. (more…)

Improving Grower Profits through Longer Season Wheat Crops

Collaborating with CWFS, funded by GRDC. Growers in central and southern NSW are interested in sowing wheat earlier than the traditional May sowing window. There are a number of drivers for this change including: 1. Advances in summer fallow management, which have led to improved soil water storage and sowing opportunities (more…)

Canola Variety Evaluation Trial

Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, Nuseed, Pioneer Seeds and BayerCrop Science. This trial aims to compare the performance of potential canola varieties with existing canola varieties commonly grown on dryland in Southern NSW. Varieties include conventional, clearfield, triazine tolerant and roundup ready types. It is a collaboration with seed companies Nuseed, Pioneer Seeds, (more…)

Cotton Drift & Herbicide Volatility Demo

AgGrow Agronomy established a Cotton Drift & Herbicide Volatility trial in Griffith NSW. The trial was established using commercial sprayers and potted cotton aiming to test the impact that drift and volatility had on cotton plant health. Download the AgGrow Agronomy Cotton Drift & Herbicide Volatility Trial Report. (more…)

Increasing production on sandy soils: overcoming constraints to poor water use

Collaborating with University of South Australia, Mallee Sustainable Farming, PIRSA and CSIRO, funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, CSIRO and GRDC. There is a large yield gap on sandy soils in the low rainfall cropping zone of south-eastern Australia. There are opportunities for the management of primary constraints to crop (more…)

GRDC Southern NSW Trials – Improving N Fixation in Lentils (2nd year)

Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy and GRDC. This trial aims to investigate new and commonly used inoculants and rates and management techniques that improve nitrogen fixation through enhanced nodulation in lentils. This is the second season this trial will be run. (more…)

GRDC Southern NSW Trials – Impact of N Placement and Timing on Crop Yield and Ryegrass Population (2nd Year)

Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy and GRDC. This trial aims to get a better understanding of the benefits, in terms of increased yield, increased crop competition and reduced ryegrass seed set when using Nitrogen application under the seed row versus top dressing or spreading then Incorporating by Sowing (IBS). (more…)

Hart Bros Seeds Wheat & Barley Variety Trials

Collaborating with Hart Bros Seeds, funded by Ag Grow and HBS. Two sites (dryland and irrigation) comparing the performance of potential wheat and barley varieties with existing varieties commonly grown in SNSW under local irrigated and dryland conditions. (more…)

Durum Breeding Variety Trials

Collaborating with Northern durum program, funded by Ag Grow, NSW DPI and GRDC. Two sites (dryland and irrigation). These trials aim to evaluate durum varieties bred specifically for very high (8-10t/ha) yielding irrigation targets for SNSW, and varieties bred with acid soil tolerance in a rain fed environment – both of (more…)

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Past Projects

Ag Grow Agronomy and Research has been involved in a number of collaborative projects. Click below to view the reports for these projects.

Ag Grow Agronomy and Research  (for members only)

Client Benchmarking Reports
Client Soil Testing Reports