GRDC GrowNotes Northern Barley July 2014

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    planning/paddock preparation pre-planting planting

    plant growth and physiology nutrition and fertiliser weed control

    insect control nematode control diseases plant growth

    regulators and canopy management harvest storage

    environmental issues marketing current research

    Updated: July 2014 Published: March 2014

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    The GRDC GrowNotes are an entirely new initiative for GRDC and for the first time provide

    a one-stop shop for northern region trial results and best practice recommendations.

    Having said that, the GrowNotes build on extension media of past and present from crop

    notes to YouTube.

    The GrowNotes are digital documents, available online, so they are able to use the very

    best e-publishing technology available to make the information easy to find and navigate.

    The GrowNotes constantly link to further information. In the wheat GrowNotes alone there

    are 900 hypertext links.

    We hope ready access to information will help growers adopt best practices and increase

    production and profit.

    The notes are a dynamic document that will be regularly updated as new research and

    agronomic information come to light and growers and agronomists provide feedback.

    The three modules, wheat, barley and durum, are effectively pilot

    projects for the entire 17 crops grown in the northern region.

    We urge you to test them and give us your feedback. There is a

    feedback button on every page that sends your comments, good

    or bad, directly back to GRDC.

    Access the GRDC GrowNotes via

    James Clark GRDC Northern Panel Chair

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  • BARLEY - Foreword

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    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the GRDC GrowNotes, a new and exciting information

    product range providing you with regional trial results and best practice recommendations on

    the crops you grow. A good example of your levy at work!

    The GRDC has been investing in grains RD&E for more than 20 years. During this time, together

    with our partners, we have generated a mass of information from research outputs and findings,

    most of which remains relevant today.

    Typically, this research has been communicated to industry through GRDC Grower Updates,

    GRDC Adviser Updates, Ground Cover, fact sheets, media releases, communication

    campaigns and the GRDC website. While these remain important communication channels,

    new information technologies such as digital publishing and mobile device applications provide

    an opportunity to communicate the results of GRDC-funded research more effectively.

    The Regional Grower Services business group was established within GRDC to actively listen,

    service and deliver results to growers. Through Regional Grower Services we have heard your

    feedback loud and clear. Our Regional Cropping Solutions networks and Grower Solutions

    Groups have told us that growers now need more specific information, tailored to their

    environment and in a format they can access when they need it most. Having this all in one

    location so they dont have to go trawling through the internet is another critical feature.

    So whats special about GRDC GrowNotes? It really comes down to actively listening to

    growers and the intense collaboration between our Regional Grower Services group and our

    science writers. Comments and observations from growers about GRDC publications and

    products and what theyd like to see improved and the feedback received from the growers and

    advisers who first tested GrowNotes, have come together in a very unique blend.

    The GRDCs GrowNotes are a direct result of your GRDC listening to what you need and

    presenting it in a way that best informs the cropping decisions you make.

    Youll see a feedback button at the top of every page. I encourage you to use this to provide us

    with any comments or feedback so we can continue to improve and extend the

    GRDC GrowNotes. I want to thank all of those who have already provided

    input and feedback on the various beta versions. Theyve given us insights

    that have allowed us to develop GrowNotes to a whole new level.

    We will continue to make improvements to GrowNotes so stay tuned as

    other crop modules are progressively rolled out.

    I hope you find the GRDC GrowNotes useful.

    Stuart Kearns GRDC Executive Manager Regional Grower Services

  • BARLEY - Whats new July 2014

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    Whats new July 2014

    The GRDC GrowNotes are dynamic documents that are updated according to user

    feedback and newly available information.

    This version of the GRDC Barley GrowNotes (updated July 2014) contains the following

    updates on original content published in March 2014:

    Table of ContentsA new Table of Contents has been included to increase the ease of navigation for users.

    Each heading and subheading links directly to the relevant page. A button on every page

    allows you to return to the ToC from anywhere in the document.

    Section 1 - Planning/Paddock preparationPage 1.7

    New link:



    Page 1.22 and 1.23

    New reference:



    Page 1.25

    New link:


    Page 1.30

    Section 1.14 Mouse management.

    New reference: Mouse plague prediction models: relevant forecasts for growers

    in Queensland.



    Section 2 - Pre-plantingPage 2.1

    New link and reference:


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    Page 2.2

    New links:

    NSW DPI 2014 trial reports:

    Response of eight barley varieties to three seed and nitrogen input systems

    Trangie 2013, Rohan Brill, Greg Brooke and Leigh Jenkins, page 20

    Barley varieties for the north comparing new releases, Guy McMullen and

    Matthew Gardner, page 22

    National barley varieties evaluating new varieties for the north, Guy McMullen and

    Matthew Gardner, page 27

    Section 3 - PlantingPage 3.1

    New reference: P Matthews, D McCaffery, L Jenkins (2014) Winter crop sowing guide

    2014. NSW Department of Primary Industries.


    Section 5 - Nutrition and fertiliserPage 5.5

    New links:



    Page 5.19

    New links:




    Section 6 - Weed controlPage 6.2

    New links:



    New reference: GRDC (2014), The mechanisms of herbicide resistance. http://


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    Page 6.7

    New link:

    Page 6.9 and 6.10

    New references:

    GRDC (2014), Pre-emergent herbicides: part of the solution but much still to learn.


    GRDC (2014), Understanding pre-emergent cereal herbicides. https://www.


    Section 8 - Nematode managementPage 8.1

    New reference: GRDC (2014), How nematodes reduce yield.