RESEARCH & EXTENSION
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research trials

This GRDC funded Project “Development and validation of soil amelioration and agronomic practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the northern and southern regions” includes 66 replicated field trials per year for 3 years.

It covers the major irrigation types distributed across the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys of southern NSW, the Murray Valley of northern Victoria, south-east SA, SA/Vic Mallee and Tasmania.

The project aims to evaluate crop response to agronomic practice across a range of irrigated systems and quantify yield potential in different environments (targeting >4 t/ha canola, >6 t/ha in faba bean, >10 t/ha in durum and >19 t/ha in maize).
 
Trials established in 2020 include 25 in Finely, 19 in Kerang, 1 in Noorong, 8 in Frances (SA), 2 in Griffith (NSW) and 4 in Tasmania. The irrigated crops being investigated include faba beans, canola, durum, chickpeas and barley.
 
This project is a collaboration between ICC and FAR Australia.
 
To find out more about the project treatments click on the links below, you can either look at all trials or choose a crop type.
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The optimising irrigated grains projects are part of the GRDC investment in ICF1906-002RTX: Facilitated action learning groups to support profitable irrigated farming systems in the northern and southern regions, FAR1906-003RTX: Development and validation of soil amelioration and agronomic practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the northern and southern regions and UOT1906-002RTX: Optimising farm scale returns from irrigated grains: maximising dollar return per megalitre of water.