2018 Crop Progression Southern NSW

2018 Crop Progression Southern NSW

Location: West of Wagga Wagga

Paddock Description: River

Crop: Barley

Variety: Spartacus CL

Date Crop Sown: 26/04/2018

Soil Quality: Self Mulching Alluvial River Clay

Moisture Profile: Top 30cm dry, Next 30-70cm about 50%

Previous Crop: Canola Stubble

This season, in conjunction with a grain growing family just west of Wagga Wagga, the Southern NSW team is visually documenting a barley crop each month from sowing to harvest.


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Report 1: 31st May 2018

Pre-Sowing Rain: 

  • December 2017 = 200 mm
  • January 2018 = 50 mm
  • Feb 2018 = 0 mm
  • Mar 2018 = 0 mm
  • Apr 2018 = 0 mm

After Sowing Rain:

  • 4th May = 11.5mm
  • 10th May = 3mm
  • 11th May = 8mm

Sowing Rates:

  • 75kg/ha Barley (Spartacus CL Seed)
  • 65kg/ha MAP

Post Sowing Treatments:

  • 30th/31st May = urea spread
  • 1st June = post emergent spray applied