Harvest stubble and weed seed management in Wheat & Barley

Southern Farming Systems - Paul Breust

Type: Research Paper, PDF
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

Interesting report with a number of data tables, worked through examples and photographs.

This research tested the harvest efficiency and efficacy of weed seed capture techniques implemented on 3 heights of wheat and barley in agronomic and economic terms.

The key takeaway messages from this research include:

  • Harvesting at 15cm is 20% less efficient than harvesting at 30cm.
  • Harvesting at 15cm is 38% less efficient than harvesting at 50cm.
  • Harvest efficiency increases at approximately 10% per 10cm of harvest height.
  • Additional fuel and hours from 15cm to 30cm cost $13/ha

2014 - Australia - Southern Farming Systems - Paul Breust
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