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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 2023

Detail on each of these projects follow.

GRDC National Risk Management Initiative (NRMI) NSW – Action Research Group (ARG) Nitrogen Management Systems Trial – Zone 3

Collaborating with CWFS, FarmLink and CSU, this project is funded by GRDC. The NRMI is a new initiative by GRDC that focuses on risk and reward, with research carried out in action research groups (ARG). In 2023 the project is looking at a nitrogen theme, comparing nitrogen-based demand and banking strategies to aid N decision [...]

Canola Establishment Project

Collaborating with CSIRO, funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, CSIRO and GRDC. This 3-year project is investigating the establishment of canola in response to management factors. One of the key factors impacting on establishment Ag Grow Agronomy is exploring is press wheels. Modern seeders with trailing press wheels that use them as a depth gauge in [...]

Strategies for Wheat Powdery Mildew Control in Southern New South Wales

Collaborating with FAR Australia, with funding from FAR Australia, Ag Grow Agronomy and GRDC. Wheat powdery mildew (WPM) can cause up to 25% yield loss in Australia with commonly grown varieties possessing poor resistance, ranging from susceptible to very susceptible (SVS). In the Northern region WPM is particularly problematic in the western lower rainfall areas [...]

Conquest – Preceed and Mixtures for control of ARG

Collaborating with Conquest, funded by Conquest. The purpose of this trial is to showcase Preceed Flow in the NSW market as well as better understand the Mateno Complete interaction.

AGT CoAXium Barley Evaluation Trial

Collaborating with AGT, funded by AGT. The purpose of this trial is to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of Aggressor Herbicide in CoAXium barley.

Syngenta – Cereal fungicide market support trial

Collaborating with Syngenta, funded by Syngenta. The objectives of this trial are to demonstrate: 1. The grain yield differences in key cereal crops when applying residual fungicides. 2. The ability of cereal fungicides to control key leaf diseases in wheat and barley. 3. Compare Syngenta cereal products to other commercial cereal fungicides.

Bayer – Mateno® Complete: Herbicide crop matrix 2023

Collaborating with Bayer, funded by Bayer. The purpose of this trial is to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of Mateno® Complete across various crop types.

Lime response on acid, low rainfall, sandy soils of southwestern NSW

Collaborating with Jason Condon (CSU), funded by CSU, Ag Grow Agronomy and GRDC. Discussions in Grower Network forums in the GRDC sub-region of Southwest NSW and particularly in the Griffith, Hillston and Lake Cargelligo regions have highlighted the need to understand reports of poor lime responses on acid sandy soils that typically have low organic [...]

Maximising the benefit of early sowing barley and wheat cultivars in low rainfall & high temperature environments

Collaborating with FAR Australia, with funding from FAR Australia, Ag Grow Agronomy and GRDC. In its second year, this project aims to test the performance of longer season wheat and barley types in cropping regions subject to lower rainfall and higher temperatures. It also aims to establish how newer germplasm and management techniques associated with [...]

Pulse Agronomy Trials

Collaborating with Brill Ag, Grain Orana Alliance and Frontier Farming systems, with funding from GRDC. The project aims to get a better understanding of the adaptability of pulse species to the local environments and how to improve production and close the yield gap of the best adapted pulses. The project is now in its 3rd [...]

CSIRO Sowing Depth x Genotype and Shoot and Root Vigour Trial

Collaborating with CSIRO, funded by Ag Grow Agronomy and CSIRO. The sowing depth by genotype part of the trial compares the performance of long coleoptile wheat lines with short coleoptile wheat lines at two sowing depths (shallow 4cm and deep 10cm). The genotypes used are from four backgrounds (Mace, Magenta, Yitpi, Scout), with Scepter and [...]

Pacific Seeds Hyola® TD Innovation Systems Technology 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 These trials compare the performance of wheat lines for yield, grain quality, agronomic attributes and disease reaction for all major production environments in Australia. This information will be used to make selection decisions for progression through the breeding program and commercial release. In addition, this season we […]

Canola Variety Evaluation Trial

Funded by Ag Grow Agronomy, Nuseed, Pioneer Seeds, Advanta Seeds, BASF and AGT These trials aim 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 Glyphosate trial and a Triazine Tolerant (TT) trial. Each trial will be [...]

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. These trials complement existing NVT trials. (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