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Cereal phenology project to help get sowing date right | Farm Online



THERE is myriad working into best practice herbicide application and most effective methods of putting out fertiliser, but one of the biggest drivers of yield in cereal crops remains getting crops to flower at the right time.

Speaking at a Grains Research and Development Corporation update La Trobe University researcher James Hunt said getting more crop to its optimal flowering date would boost the national crop.

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“Optimising flowering time of wheat and barley varieties is one of the most cost effective ways of maximising yield,” Dr Hunt said.

“Flowering time is a critical determinant of grain yield and when crops flower in the optimum time yields are…

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