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anyone grown trojan wheat on here? Saw some crazy yield trials where it went 10.4t/ha dryland. went 8t/ha last year 500km south of me this year, which is insane. They are advertising it for west oz, so i ordered a ton of it. $1,095/ton so better be good!

any comparisons to other varieties would be great as theres not much info out as its fairly new. thanks in advance
 

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Grown it here in South west vic last two years. 10t last year out yielding phantom and derrimut by almost 2t. This year with an extremely dry spring it still achieved 5.8 well within its APW spec.
jeeez thats bloody good. we averaged 1.7t/ha this year, was a **** of a year, poor rainfall and 38 degrees in august during grain fill.

how much rain did the crop have to achieve the 5.8? Its a hard wheat classification over here.

Looking forward to growing it, so we'll see how she goes!
 

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So what kinda inputs does it take to grow 5-10t/acre wheat??? Here in manitoba 1.7t/acre is pretty decent with normal conditions. 100lbs N, 60lbs P 100ish lbs acre seed rate. cant fathom what a 10t wheat crop even looks like. Guess im just wondering where the differences come in. Is it genetics, soil, inputs, growing season????
 

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So what kinda inputs does it take to grow 5-10t/acre wheat??? Here in manitoba 1.7t/acre is pretty decent with normal conditions. 100lbs N, 60lbs P 100ish lbs acre seed rate. cant fathom what a 10t wheat crop even looks like. Guess im just wondering where the differences come in. Is it genetics, soil, inputs, growing season????
They are talking tonnes per hectare not acre so devide by 2.47 to give you tonnes per acre
 

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Achieved a yield that I thought was impossible in my area this year- 9.0t/ha.
A small paddock 8ha of heavy black ground of ElmoreCL wheat, flood irrigated twice in the spring. The rest of the irrigated area 18ha, averaged 8.0t/ha which was great too.
Inputs: Wheat sown at 100kg/ha with 120kg/ha DAP and 250kg/ha urea in two applications and the key, Moddus at GS32 (Viagra for wheat-keeping the theme going).
Paddocks on a former dairy farm pasture, so heaps of P,K and S in ground as well as high OC.
No experience with Trojan (insert joke here) apart from NVT plots, 10km from me. Trojan not that different from ElmoreCL according to their results. Mainly grew ElmoreCL across the rest of the farm and very pleased with the results.
 

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So hillcrest, what sort of rainfall are you in? I would have thought Northampton would be relatively short season. Ten is a bit of a magical figure when five seems a little hard to obtain in a five hundred mm zone. What it your agzone? And hard to boot. Do you grow mace which is WAs mainstay?
 

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So hillcrest, what sort of rainfall are you in? I would have thought Northampton would be relatively short season. Ten is a bit of a magical figure when five seems a little hard to obtain in a five hundred mm zone. What it your agzone? And hard to boot. Do you grow mace which is WAs mainstay?
average rainfall is 450mm, we are agzone 1. Its a week later than mace, so will be first to go in dry sown. Had 316mm GSR with 16mm in august and 38 degrees which halved yields.

We have purely grown mace for the last few years. Trial data for trojan came back only 100kgs less than mace and with 0.9% screenings. We had 16% screenings in some wheat this year (hot august killed potential and crop) graded it down to 9% and it all went AUH2 apart from about 300 ton off mouldboarded sandplain that all went H1.

Only ordered a ton so will be a trial, if its a wet year it could go anywhere
 

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best yields we've ever had is 6.5t/ha with bonnie rock. that was 2011 where we averaged 4.2t/ha over the wheat. Trojan is similar to wyalkatchem im told.
If its like wyalkatchem it will so ok though it was reasonably short season. My main concern down here with wyalkatchem was harvest sprouting.

Just to be clear you have already done your initial bulk up or are about to?
 

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If its like wyalkatchem it will so ok though it was reasonably short season. My main concern down here with wyalkatchem was harvest sprouting.

Just to be clear you have already done your initial bulk up or are about to?
yeah we never really had problems with sprouting, mainly ergot sometimes (especially this year).

Yeah all seed in in silos ready to go for next year, finished harvest late early december, went for 12 weeks. canola was ready in late september!

anyway, only ordered a ton of it to see how it goes, trial data looks promising, and only doing 20 ha with it or so.

If it is same if not better than mace yield wise i'll keep some seed next year because of its super low screenings.
 

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Excellent stand ability, no growth regulator required. 2014, Trojan 5.8ha,180kg urea, 30kg potash, 120kg mesz at planting, 2t ha of lime. I pulled out on final urea application as things were drying rapidly. 310mm of season rainfall.
 
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