Farm Table says:
The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.
Take home messages from the paper include:
- Time of sowing experiments demonstrated benefits from matching sowing date to variety phenology.
- Optimal start of flowering time provides a target range for flowering to start within, to minimise frost/heat/water stress and maximise yield for a particular environment.
- Once the development triggers/phenology for a variety are understood an optimal sowing date can be derived to match the optimal flowering time.