Lime, gypsum and dolomite for acid soils

2003 - 2004

Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) Stephen Loss and Luigi Moreschi (CSBP)
Year(s) 2003 - 2004
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 4, East Wubin, WA
Lime, gypsum and dolomite for acid soils locations
Aims

To investigate the effects of lime, gypsum and dolomite for wheat and lupin production on an acid soil.

Key messages
  • The application of lime or dolomite increased soil pH significantly and increased exchangeable Ca and Mg, while the application of gypsum increased soil conductivity levels.
  • The nodulation of lupins sown on the gypsum plots was impaired probably because of the high salt levels in the soil.
  • Following a drier than average season, lupin yields were lowest where gypsum had been applied in the previous year but benefited from the application of lime or dolomite.
Lead research organisation CSBP
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments
  • Technically reviewed by Eddy Pol (CSBP).

Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Lupins
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Soil amelioration: Type
  • Soil amelioration: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

East Wubin 2003

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Herbicide Not specified

East Wubin 2004

Sow date 3 May 2004
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 20m x 2m
Plot replication 3
Herbicide

3rd May; knockdown + 1kg Simazine + 400g Atrazine 22nd July; 300g Fusion

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: Anthesis
# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha) Plant potassium (%) Plant nitrogen (%) Potassium uptake (mg/plant) Plant phosphorus (%) Biomass (g/m2)
1 2t dolomite Triticale Stubble 1.34 1.242 3.73 62.861 0.201 5.047
1 2t Gypsum Triticale Stubble 1.04 1.422 3.873 58.076 0.219 4.087
2 2t gypsum + 2t dolomite Triticale Stubble 1.21 1.386 3.84 54.749 0.223 3.967
2 2t Lime Triticale Stubble 1.23 1.284 3.627 62.93 0.194 4.89
3 2t lime + 2t gypsum Triticale Stubble 1.15 1.231 3.91 54.556 0.207 4.403
3 Nil Triticale Stubble 1.15 1.227 3.48 61.51 0.183 5.017
4 0.5t gypsum + 0.5t dolomite Wheat Stubble 1.33 1.191 4.18 55.539 0.196 4.68
4 1t gypsum + 1t dolomite Wheat Stubble 1.46 1.316 3.98 63.212 0.205 4.8
5 2t dolomite Wheat Stubble 1.28 1.207 3.723 71.377 0.203 5.91
5 2t Gypsum Wheat Stubble 1 1.31 3.81 55.567 0.2 4.25
6 2t gypsum + 2t dolomite Wheat Stubble 1.05 1.289 4.027 48.139 0.211 3.78
6 2t Lime Wheat Stubble 1.31 1.247 3.69 67.995 0.196 5.48
7 2t lime + 2t gypsum Wheat Stubble 1.09 1.254 3.9 59.403 0.204 4.74
7 Nil Wheat Stubble 1.16 1.251 3.767 64.257 0.199 5.13
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Grain yield t/ha


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Biomass g/m2


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Plant nitrogen %


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Plant phosphorus %


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Potassium uptake mg/plant


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 4, East Wubin, WA 0 - 10cm Acidic Sand 4.80 0.07
Site 4, East Wubin, WA 10 - 30cm Acidic Sand
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 4, East Wubin, WA Acidic sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 4, East Wubin, WA Kandosol
National soil grid Source
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.

Site 4, East Wubin WA

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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.




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