FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update June 2015

FarmLink Spitfire Wheat Update

Summary

“The Spitfire wheat in paddock 25 was sown on May 10th, soil surface conditions were dry at this time so the seed depth target was 3-4 cm in the hope to reach more moisture. There was a good germination rate and with very little weed burden due to the 2014 spray program keeping weed numbers low and a good knock down spray at pre sowing. Conditions continue to be drier than we would like and periods of frost are slowing down growth rates. An early nitrogen application may be an option if a favourable rain event occurs. There appears to be no insect or disease pressure at present.” Tony Pratt – 23rd June 2015.

Yield Forecast (t/ha) Biomass (kg/ha) GSR (mm) Growth Stage

2.9

396

67

Z25


 Temora Paddock

Crop Setting Paddock Setting
Crop Type Spitfire Wheat Area 35 ha
Sowing Date 10th May 2015 Elevation 272 m
Sowing Rate 60 kg/ha Slope 0.1
Row Spacing 300 mm Aspect N
Implement Knife points + press wheels Soil PAWC 147 mm
Plant Density  155 p/m2 Soil Characterisation Red Chromosol (No. 913)

FarmLink Paddock 25


Paddock Diary

Paddock Operations Climate
Soil Test 14/01/15 NO3 = 68, NH4 = 12 mg/kg Year-to-Date rainfall 217 mm
Spraying 10/05/15 Logran 750 WG Soil Moisture @ Sowing 18 mm
Sowing 10/05/15 MAP @ 70 kg/ha Growing Season Rainfall 67 mm
      Last Frost 4th Jun (-4°C)
      May SOI -13.7
      SOI Phase 3, Rapidly Falling
     

Similar SOI Seasons

1957, 1958, 1972, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
     

Operations & Climate June


APSIM

Yield Forecast Crop Status (24 Oct)
80th Percentile 3.7t/ha Growth Stage Z25
Median 2.9 t/ha NDVI 0.3
20th Percentile 1.7 t/ha Biomass 396 kg/ha

APSIM & NDVI June

 

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