Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bairnsdale Harvest

The trials at Bairnsdale were harvested quite late - August! The sorghum was lower yielding than Toongabbie being later planted and a bit lost from late harvesting. The maize was exceptional though, yielding 5.9 t/ha for a 109 day hybrid and 4.7 t/ha for an 87 day hybrid. Remember that these were planted on the 9th of december, about two months later than what is possible. Rainfall at Bairnsdale for Nov-Mar was 260mm, Average is 266mm. I think that achieving nearly 6t/ha, with a late plant in an average rainfall season is not a bad effort, especially using an airseeder.

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