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Strathalbyn, SA

Site Introduction

The BASF Innovation Site at Finniss, located just around the corner from Strathalbyn and 73 kms from Adelaide city, was our flagship South Australian demonstration site for the 2021 cropping season. Trials showcased Voraxor and Luximax herbicides, along with the new herbicide tolerant canola variety, LibertyLink. Our wheat and barley demonstrations compared BASF’s herbicides with industry standards in various circumstances and in different herbicide mixes. Later in the season we also showcased BASF’s post-emergent herbicide Frequency and upcoming cereal and canola fungicide.

2021

Site information 2021

  • Site at a glance - Wheat

    Sowing date: 18 May 2021
    Conditions at Sowing: Marginal moisture
    Soil Type: Sandy loam
    In-Season Rainfall: ~180ml 
    Weed/Disease focus: Dock, capeweed, radish, ARG, clover, prickly lettuce and volunteer wheat.
    Product focus: Voraxor, Luximax, Frequency, Opera and InVigor canola varieties, including Truflex and LibertyLink stacks (LT= Liberty + Triazine Tolerant & LR = Liberty + Truflex) with Podguard trait.

  • Site at a glance - Canola

    Sowing date: 14 May 2021
    Conditions at Sowing: Marginal moisture
    Previous crop / stubble:  Scepter wheat stubble
    Fertliser applied: 100 kg/ha DAP 18:20 (at sowing), 120 Kg/ha Urea, 100 Kg/ha SOA
    Other treatments: Mouse-Off @ 2kg/ha – PSPE, 10 Kg/ha Slug Bait -  PSPE, Pyrinex Super @ 1.5L/ha – PSPE
    Herbicide treatments: Overwatch 1.25L/ha + 3L/ha of Roundup + 45ml/ha of Hammer application IBS
    Weed/Disease focus:  Annual ryegrass, volunteer wheat, crassula, dock, radish, prickly lettuce, capeweed, milk thistle and fumitory. The disease present is blackleg. 
    Product focus: Liberty Herbicide, ILeVO seed dressing, InVigor Hybrids, Liberty canola and TruFlex canola

  • Site at a glance - Barley

    Sowing date: 18 May 2021
    Conditions at Sowing: Marginal moisture
    Soil Type: Sandy loam
    In-Season Rainfall: ~180ml 
    Weed/Disease focus: Dock, capeweed, radish, ARG, clover, prickly lettuce and volunteer wheat.
    Product focus: Voraxor

  • Strathalbyn wheat pre-emergent herbicide trial

    BASF Technical Services Specialist Damien Hooper, takes a look at our wheat pre-emergent herbicide trial located at our Innovation site in Strathalbyn SA.

  • Strathalbyn barley pre-emergent herbicide trial

    BASF Technical Services Specialist Damien Hooper, takes a look at our barley pre-emergent herbicide trial located at our Innovation site in Strathalbyn, SA.

Plot performance 2021

Strathalbyn Untreated Control 2
Untreated Control

Untreated Control

Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Luximax
Luximax

Luximax 500ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Luximax + Voraxor
Luximax + Voraxor

Luximax 500ml
Voraxor 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021
 

Strathalbyn Luximax + Avadex
Luximax + Avadex

Luximax 500ml
Avadex 2L
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Boxer Gold + Voraxor 2
Boxer Gold + Voraxor

Boxer Gold 2.5L
Voraxor 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Boxer Gold + Callisto
Boxer Gold + Callisto

Boxer Gold 2.5L    
Callisto 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Sakura
Sakura

Sakura 118g
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Sakura + Voraxor
Sakura + Voraxor

Sakura 118g
Voraxor 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Sakura + Avadex
Sakura + Avadex

Sakura 118g
Avadex 2L
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Avadex + Voraxor 2
Avadex + Voraxor

Avadex 3L
Voraxor 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Strathalbyn Avadex + Callisto 2
Avadex + Callisto

Avadex 3L
Callisto 200ml
IBS
Date Sown: 18 May 2021

Visit our other Innovation Sites

  • Bordertown

    Bordertown, SA

    Innovation site

    Latest trial year: 2022
    Crop: Wheat, Barley, Oats, Beans & Canola
    Products: Voraxor herbicide, Liberty herbicide, LibertyLink growing system,  Frequency herbicide

  • dookie innovation site

    Dookie, VIC

    Innovation site

    Latest trial year: 2022

    Crops: Canola & Wheat
    Products: Voraxor herbicide, Luximax herbicide, Frequency herbicide, LibertyLink growing system and BAS751 (new fungicide with Revysol active)

  • tamworth

    Tamworth, NSW

    Innovation site

    Latest trial year: 2022

    Crops: Cereals, pulses, canola, fallow

    Products: Voraxor Herbicide, Luximax Herbicide, Frequency Herbicide, Nodulaid, Liberty Link growing system, BAS751 (new fungicide with Revysol active)