Published November 2013
Andrew and Charlie Dalglish have just finished harvesting Andrew’s 210 ha paddock of Hindmarsh barley at “Panama” Ungarie, New South Wales.
The crop got off to a good start, dry sown on 7 May into a wheat stubble at 40 kg of seed and 12 inch row spacings with press wheels, with 50 MAP. Prior to planting the paddock was treated with a blend of 300 kg/ha of chook manure, 150 kg/ha of BioAgPhos and 150 kg of gypsum.
The photo taken on 11 July shows the crop to be tillering well and looking for a foliar feed to maximize yield potential and quality. In mid July a vegetative foliar mix comprising 1.6 l/ha Balance & Grow, 5.5 kg/ha Calcium Nitrate and 12 l/ha of UAN was applied.
In mid August a fruiting foliar comprising 1.4 l/ha of Fruit & Balance, 150 g/ha Zinc Sulphate Heptahydrate and 13l/ha of UAN was applied.
Because of the significant wheat contamination in the crop and the potential for a wet harvest, on 27th October the crop was windrowed because the barley was ripe and the wheat in it was still very green. This was done to bring forward the harvest and to shrivel the wheat so as to blow as much of it as possible out the back of the header.
The crop was harvested between 5th and 9th of November producing 4.2 t/ha of F1 grade barley with hectalitre weight of 74 and 10.5% protein.