Lime, gypsum and dolomite for acid soils

2005

Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) Erin Cahill (AgVivo)
Year(s) 2005
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 on grain production on acid soils.

Key messages

Lime or dolomite were both effective tools for increasing pH in this trial.

The use of gypsum in combination with either lime or dolomite gave the highest yields for both wheat and barley.

 

Lead research organisation CSBP
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments
  • Paper reviewed by Stephen Loss.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

East Wubin 2005 Wheat

Sow date 16 May 2005
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 20m x 2m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

100 kg/ha Agstar Extra, 100 kg/ha Potash IBS, 75 L/ha Flexi N IBS, 80 L/ha Flexi N 6 WAS 79.5 N, 14.1 P, 49.5 K, 9.1 S

Herbicide

16th May 2005: 1 L/ha Sprayseed & 1.5 L/ha trifluralin. 15th June 2005: 200 g/ha Achieve + 1% Supercharge + 1 L/ha Hoegrass + 500 mL Tigrex

East Wubin 2005 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
pH 20-30cm (pH) pH 0-10cm (pH) pH 10-20cm (pH)
1 2t dolomite 4.53 5.87 4.67
2 2t Gypsum 4.3 5.07 4.27
3 2t gypsum + 2t dolomite 4.4 5.73 4.8
4 2t Lime 4.5 5.57 4.4
5 2t lime + 2t gypsum 4.33 5.57 4.43
6 Nil 4.27 4.8 4.33

pH 0-10cm pH


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pH 10-20cm pH


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pH 20-30cm pH


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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 Sandy loam 4.80 0.07
Site 4, East Wubin, WA 10 - 30cm Sandy loam 4.30 0.04
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 4, East Wubin, WA Sandy loam
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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