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Strathalbyn, SA

Site Introduction

The BASF Innovation Site at Finniss is just around the corner from Strathalbyn and 73 kms from Adelaide city. Finniss is our flagship South Australian demonstration site for the 2021 cropping season. BASF is eager to showcase our new herbicides Voraxor and Luximax, along with the new herbicide tolerant canola variety, LibertyLink. Our wheat and barley demonstrations will compare BASF’s new herbicides with industry standards in various circumstances and in different herbicide mixes. We’ll also showcase BASF’s post-emergent herbicide Frequency and new cereal and canola fungicide.

Strathalbyn Site Update - September

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.

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

Plot performance

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

Interested in attending a field walk?

If you’re interested in attending a face-to-face field walk at our Strathalbyn Innovation Site, please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch shortly. 

Site Contacts

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