Our Dookie Innovation Site sits at the base of Major mountain in the paddocks of Dookie Agricultural College, A short distance from Greater Shepparton. Dookie is one of our key sites this year where we will look at herbicides Voraxor and Luximax tested in wheat plots alongside the industry standards, as well as Frequency post emergent herbicide in both wheat and barley. We’ll also showcase our latest high performing canola varieties including new LibertyLink trait technology, designed to offer extra in-crop flexibility for canola growers whilst reducing annual ryegrass resistance pressure.
Site at a glance - Wheat & Barley
Sowing date: 20 May 2021 (wheat & barley)
Conditions at Sowing: 16.5mm the week prior to sowing wheat site
Previous crop / stubble: Wheat
Soil Type: Heavy clay loam
In-Season Rainfall: 56mm (17 June 2021)
Crop focus: Wheat and barley
Weed/Disease focus: Glyphosate resistant ryegrass, broadleaf weeds (capeweed, skeleton weed, volunteer canola), crop safety.
Product focus: Luximax, Voraxor, Frequency
Site at a glance - Canola
Sowing date: 26 April 2021
Sowing rate: Various due to seed weight and germination. Calculated for 40 plants/m2
Conditions at Sowing: Dry sown
Previous crop / stubble: Wheat. History of Ryegrass
Fertliser applied: 50kg/ha MAP at sowing, 50kg/ha Gran am
Other Treatments: Mouse-Off @ 1kg/ha – PSPE. Pyrinex Super @ 1Lt/ha – PSPE.
Herbicide treatment dates: Knockdown, IBS & PSPE: 26/4/21, First EPE: 2-3 leaf 26/6/21, Second EPE: 9/7/21
Weed/Disease focus: Ryegrass management
Product focus: Liberty Herbicide, IleVO seed dressing, InVigor Hybrids
Frequently Asked Questions
Why have we included Frequency in this trial site as we have already launched the product into the market previously?
Frequency was withdrawn from the market for the current season due to a change in the formulation and the resubmission of data packages required by the APVMA. The trail site demonstrates the crop safety of the new formulation in both wheat and barley, when compared to current industry standards.
Visit our other Innovation Sites
Located in northeast New South Wales our Tamworth Research Farm is the perfect place to view the latest trials involving a range of exciting & innovative solutions we have to offer and get an insight into the production and potential of our growing range of crop protection products and seeds portfolio.