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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 2020

More detail on each of these projects follow.

Practices which promote successful early sowing opportunities in south western NSW

This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, through funding from Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Conducted at 2 sites (Beelbangera and Hillston), these trials are looking at innovative ways of getting early sown crops up and out of the ground using polymers that attract moisture to the seed. Treatments [...]

Ag Grow Agronomy Deep P Trials

Two deep phosphorous trials were established by Ag Grow Agronomy and Research in 2020, at Beelbangera and Hillston. These trials are aimed at validating existing phosphorous (P) recommendations in terms of P rate and P placement. The trials include 6 different MAP rates from 0 to 200 kg MAP/ha placed at 2 depths, with the [...]

Corteva Rexade Trials

Rexade is a valuable herbicide for controlling brome grass and group A resistant wild oats in the region covered by Ag Grow Agronomy and Research, and is widely used for this purpose. These trials aim to better understand the crop damage occurring from using Rexade and ways to manage it, particularly on acid soils, and [...]

Ag Grow Pre-emergent Herbicide Matrix Trial

This is a demonstration trial run by Ag Grow Agronomy. It is evaluating the efficacy of various pre-emergent herbicide products for weed control and crop safety across a range of commonly grown crop types in our area. Crop types included in the trial are CL canola, TT canola, wheat, barley, oats, durum wheat, field peas, [...]

Syngenta Crown Rot Trial

Crown rot has increased in southern NSW, due to the increased intensity of crop rotations and the increased adoption of no-till farming practices. Varietal resistance and tolerance to crown rot is limited. Seed treatments are available for controlling seed and soil borne diseases. Some treatments also have the added benefit of helping to manage crown [...]

UPL Devrinol-C Herbicide Trial

Devrinol-C is a selective herbicide and provides another tool for the management of ryegrass in canola. It is safe on the crop and provides residual ryegrass control. It can be tank mixed with a number of products giving flexibility in weed control programs. This trial aims to compare the herbicide Devrinol-C to industry standards for [...]

Canola OP seed manipulation trials: Improving production of grower retained open pollinated canola seed using agronomic management to increase establishment in MRZ and LRZ of the GRDC Northern Region

Collaborating with NSW DPI, funded by NSW DPI, Ag Grow Agronomy, Grains Orana Alliance and GRDC These trials aim to determine the treatment effect on seed size, consistency of seed size and chemical composition. Field trials are being conducted at four locations (Tottenham, Canowindra, Wagga and Griffith) as part of the first module of this [...]

Increasing the effectiveness of nitrogen fixation in pulses through improved rhizobial strains in the GRDC Northern region

This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of nitrogen fixation in pulses through improved rhizobial strains in the GRDC Northern region. This project is a collaboration with NSW DPI. Field trials are being conducted at three locations (Condobolin, Cowra and Griffith) as part of this project.

Sands Impact Program: Sandy Soil Project CSP00203 Sandy Soil Amelioration & Mitigation Practices

The validation trials are part of the sandy soil project and they aim to validate the outcomes of the Sandy Soils Research Program across the south-eastern region, enabling targeted mitigation/amelioration techniques to be tested or demonstrated to overcome diagnosed primary/secondary constraints on sandy soils. It is a collaboration with the University of South Australia, Mallee Sustainable Farming, PIRSA and […]

Advanta Seeds – Canola Breeders Trial

This information will be used to make selection decisions on varieties that offer growers advantages over currently grown varieties and variety progression through the breeding program and commercial release.

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…)

Canola Variety Evaluation Trial

Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, Nuseed, Pioneer Seeds, Advanta Seeds and BASF in 2020. This trial aims to compare the performance of potential canola varieties with existing canola varieties commonly grown on dryland in Southern NSW. The trials consist of a Clearfield/Conventional trial, a Roundup Ready (RR) trial and a Triazine Tolerant (TT) trial. It [...]

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…)

SANDY SOIL PROJECT (4th Year) – Increasing production on sandy soils: overcoming constraints to poor water use (CSP00203: 2016-2021)

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 water use through the use of [...]

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