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.
Dookie Innovation Site Introduction
Mark Dicks, Technical Services Specialist for BASF Agricultural Solutions, welcomes us to the Dookie Innovation site in Victoria.
Dookie, VIC - 45 days after sowing
Ben White, Area Sales Manager at BASF Agricultural Solutions Australia, provides an update at our Dookie Innovation Site. Tank mixes included on the site are Voraxor and Luximax against industry standards.
Dookie, VIC - Benefits of tank mixing pre-emergent herbicide
Phil Hoult, Technical Services Manager, vistis our Dookie Innovation Site 45 days after sowing to explain the benefits of tank mixing premium pre-emergent herbicides.
Dookie, VIC - Preventing crop effects and maximising crop saftey
Phil Hoult visits the Dookie Innovation Site 45 days after sowing to take us through the key points around preventing crop effect and maximising crop saftey.
Dookie, VIC - Agronomic issues
Phil Hoult at the Dookie Innovations Site, 45 days after sowing, talks through the agronomic issues faced, tactics taken and key learnings.
Dookie, VIC - Double-knock senarios using Voraxor
Phil Hoult visitis our Dookie Innovation Site 45 days after sowing, explaining how Voraxor fits into a pre-sowing double-knock senario where residual and burndown weed control is required.
Site at a glance - Wheat & Barley
Sowing date: 20 May 2021 (Rockstar wheat & Planet 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 & barley
Weed/Disease focus: Ryegrass, milk thistle, raddish and capeweed
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 with a 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.
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Visit our other Innovation Sites
Located in North East New South Wales, our Tamworth Research Farm is the perfect place to view the latest trials involving a range of exciting and 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.
Other Innovation Sites, AUS
Each year, hundreds of demonstration plots are conducted and coordinated by our highly experienced team together with selected industry partners. Our Innovation Site highlights our five key locations for 2021, however, we have several other sites around the country to help us ensure our products are being tested under a range of conditions and soil types.