2018 Crop Progression Western Australia

2018 Crop Progression Western Australia

Location: North East Beverley

Paddock Description: Airstrip, Walgy

Crop: Wheat

Variety: Zen

Date Crop Sown: 29/5/18

Soil Quality: Red loam gravel

Moisture Profile: Top 20cm wet, next 60cm about 85% moisture

Previous Crop: Wheat

This season, in conjunction with a grain growing family near Beverley Western Australia, Reid Seaby, Regional Manager for WA is visually documenting a wheat crop each month from sowing to harvest.

 

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Report 1, 8th June 2018

Pre-Sowing Rain: 

  • January 2018 = 70 mm
  • Feb 2018 = 10 mm
  • Mar 2018 = 0 mm
  • Apr 2018 = 2 mm
  • May 2018 = 27 mm

After Sowing Rain: 

  • 5th June = 2.5 mm
  • 6th June = 8 mm
  • 7th June = 4.5 mm

Sowing Rates:

  • 80kg/ha Wheat (Zen Seed)
  • 100kg/ha k-Till Extra

Report 2, 7th August 2018

Rain since last report: 

  • June 2018 = 45.4 mm
  • July 2018 = 69 mm
  • August (1st-7th) 2018 = 34.4 mm

Post Emergent Applications: 

  • 70Kg N
  • Herbicide treatments to be used next week