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 4: 4th October 2018

  • Rain since the last report:

  • August = 18mm
  • September = 11mm
  • Stage of the crop:

  • Head emergence, moving towards maturity
  • Struggles:

  • Lack of September rain has limited yield potential
  • Wins:

  • Avoided significant damage in the September frosts due to the crop stage
  • No major hot northerly winds
  • Expected Yield:

  • Expected 2-3MT/ha
  • Should be ready to harvest mid November

Report 3: 24th August 2018

Stage of the crop: 

  • Tilling stage
  • Around four weeks behind where it would normally be at this time of year

Rain since the last report: 

  • July 2018 = 10 mm
  • August 2018 = 12 mm (to date)

Wins/Struggles: 

  • Good June rainfall gave the crop a good kick
  • Low rainfall totals for July and August looks to be restricting any major gains on yield

Post Sowing Treatments:

  • Nothing since the last report

Expected Yield:

  • For now, it is expected to be around 2MT/ha, but will very much depend on the next six weeks (rain/heat etc).

Report 2: 12th July 2018

Rain since the last report: 

  • June 2018 = 39.5 mm
  • July 2018 = 7 mm (to date)

Post Sowing Treatments:

  • Nothing since last report

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