Graveyard trial

2003
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Gavin Bignell (Elders Ltd)
Peter Bryant (Liebe Group)
David Scholz (Elders Ltd)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) East Maya, WA
Graveyard trial locations
Aims

To evaluate the effect on wheat yield and quality of applying ameliorants at depth on a Wodjil soil (Graveyard Trial).

Key messages

This demonstration showed there may be a large deep ripping effect, given the control gave the largest yield increase.

 

Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The Liebe Group would like to acknowledge Peter Bryant for the idea, Paul Jefferys for trial design and technical assistance, Nick Royal for the use of the backhoe and Steve Carr for advice and access to lime.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Improvement: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised

East Maya 2003

Sow date 27 May 2003
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1m x 0.5m
Plot replication 1
Psuedoreplication Not specified
Fertiliser

60 kg/ha MAPSZC, 50 kg/ha Urea

Herbicide

1.4 L/ha Glyphosate, 0.25 L/ha Ester

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
0-10cm soil moisture (%) 30-60cm soil pH (pH) Harvest index (value) Grain yield (t/ha) 30-60cm soil moisture (%) 10-30cm soil moisture (%) 10-30cm soil pH (pH) Protein (%) 0-10cm soil pH (pH)
1 Control Depth Applied 0.98 3.89 50.45 5.87 4.08 2.64 4.67 12.3 5.11
2 gypsum Depth Applied 1.19 3.96 49.82 4.52 4.13 2.85 4.36 13.7 4.97
3 K+te Depth Applied 1.11 3.92 51.19 4.14 4.1 2.7 4.4 12.7 5.2
4 Lime Depth Applied 0.84 4.4 51.45 3.91 4.13 3.03 5.16 13 5.17
5 lime+k+te Depth Applied 0.91 6.52 50.03 4.23 4.08 2.86 4.79 12.8 5.09
6 manure Depth Applied 0.82 3.97 44 5.24 4.17 2.81 4.4 16.5 4.87
7 Control Surface Applied 1.64 3.81 50.39 2.82 5.26 4.52 4 13.6 4.63
8 gypsum Surface Applied 0.94 4.09 47.62 3.8 4.76 3.31 4.28 13.3 5.5
9 K+te Surface Applied 1.01 3.94 48.23 3.59 4.46 2.64 4.07 13 5.22
10 Lime Surface Applied 1.16 3.94 47.42 2.48 5.15 3.5 4.47 13.7 5.42
11 lime+k+te Surface Applied 0.6 4.37 47.19 3.05 4.69 3.3 5.59 13.4 6.49
12 manure Surface Applied 1.22 3.94 47.64 3.17 4.75 3.22 4.1 14.3 5.87

Grain yield t/ha


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0-10cm soil moisture %


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0-10cm soil pH pH


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10-30cm soil moisture %


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10-30cm soil pH pH


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30-60cm soil moisture %


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30-60cm soil pH pH


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Harvest index value


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Protein %


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
East Maya, WA 0 - 10cm Acidic Sand
East Maya, WA 10 - 30cm Acidic Sand
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
East Maya, WA Acidic sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
East Maya, WA Kandosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year East Maya WA
2003 196.9mm
2002 163.3mm
2001 187.9mm
2000 229.0mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

East Maya WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2003 trial report