Wheat Production Requirements and Harvesting in Australia

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Australia boasts of being among the top ten wheat-producing countries in the world with a production of 22 million tonnes yearly. Here is PlantGrowPick a company that offers labor hire services for wheat production requirements and harvesting Australia. https://plantgrowpick.wordpress.com/2019/11/15/wheat-production-requirements-and-harvesting-in-australia/

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Wheat Production Requirements and Harvesting in Australia PlantGrowPick

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• Australia boasts of being among the top ten wheat-producing countries in the world with a production of 22 million tonnes yearly. • The main states in wheat production in the continent include VictoriaWesternAustraliaQueenslandandNewSouthWales. • Wheat is the largest grain crop sewn in the autumn and harvestedinspringandsummer. • Here is PlantGrowPick- a company that offers labor-hire services to different aspects of Agriculture from horticulture to generalfarmingservices. • The company decides to walk us through the production requirements to ensure a happy harvesting of wheat in Australia.

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Production • Wheat is used basically for human consumption livestockfeedsandexports. • Here are the requirements to ensure a profitable production.

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Soil Type and Testing • The good news is wheat can adapt to a wide range of soil type but the varieties adapt differently on the pH and the aluminiumlevelofthesoil. • To optimize production ensure the soil surface pH is 6.0 and the subsurface is 4.8. IfthereisasignificantfallorriseinthepH levellimingisrequired. • Soil testing also helps farmers to know the nutrients that might be inadequate and to takethenecessarysteps.

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Wheat Variety • Quality and variety choices are some of the key determinants of a high-yielding crop. With different varieties to choose from it is important for farmers to bewiseinselection-saysPlantGrowPick. • The same variety can survive differently given different soil types environments and rainfall pattern. • The main factors influencing its success are the soil typerainfalltemperaturequalityandahostofothers. • One way to determine the adaptable variety is to extend the farming operation to different variety and carryoutperformancereviews.

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Climatic Condition • The germination is very rapid when there is enough rainfall and in case it is n’t adequate water irrigation can be used to supplementit. • Moreoverwaterisstoredupinthe soilbeforesowingtheseed. • This will provide adequate water tothecrop.

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Planting • Things to consider while selecting paddock or site for the sowing of wheat includes the seasonal pattern herbicides optionsriskofdiseasesorweedandwaterpresentinthesoil. • Seed dressing is an important part of sowing preparation. This helps to control smuts and bunts that can otherwise lead to yieldloss. • The sowing depth will influence the crop yield. Therefore a depthof2-4cmissuggested. • Nitrogen and phosphorus are the most important nutrients requiredforthegrowthofthegrain.Phosphorusisimportantat the early stage for the growth and nitrogen is essential during thegrainfill.Anotherimportantnutrientispotassium. • For weedmanagement herbicides are generally nota good idea as there can be herbicide resistance. Before cropping weed controlstrategiesshouldbeputinplace.

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Harvesting • Wheat is generally harvested between September to December depending on theclimaticconditiontheregionandthe wheat variety. “ Ch e ck the moisture level to see if the wheat is dried and ready for h a r ve st ”saysPlantGrowPick. • Here are the points made by PlantGrowPick toguide farmersinwheat production and harvesting to ensure successfulfarming.

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