Grain & Graze, quantity and quality perennial grass trial, Buntine

2006

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Brianna Peake (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 11, West Buntine, WA
Grain & Graze, quantity and quality perennial grass trial, Buntine locations
Aims

To measure the persistence and seasonal production in terms of both quantity and quality for a range of sub-tropical perennial grasses and legumes

Key messages
  • In 2006 Buntine received 100mm less rainfall than the average rainfall for that area.
  • The largest rainfall event for the year was in January and therefore would have greatly benefited the sub-tropical perennial grasses. 
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thank you to Ross and Lynne Fitzsimons for the use of their land.

This trial is jointly funded by the Department of Agriculture and Food and the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR) Grain & Graze project.

The NAR Grain & Graze project is funded by Meat and Livestock Australia, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, GRDC, Land and Water and Northern Agricultural Catchments Council.

  • Paper reviewed by Phil Barrett-Lennard.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

West Buntine 2006

Sow date 26 August 2004
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 7m x 3.6m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

At sowing: super:potash 3:1 @ 200 kg/ha,Post:13/5/05 15 units of P, 20 units of N and 20 units of K using DAP and muriate of potash,20/6/06 120 kg/ha super:potash 3:1,29/8/06 30 units of urea on all C4 grasses and veldt grass,1/11/06 30 units of sulphate of ammonia on all C4 grasses and veldt grass

Herbicide

Pre: Knockdown – Roundup @ 2 L/ha, Post:27/5/05 - Bromocide 200 (Bromoxynil @ 200 g/L) @ 1.5 L/ha - Lucerne and Siratro plots were covered

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: 26/10/04 @T2: 30/6/05 @T3: 5/9/05 @T4: 7/10/05 @T5: 20/2/06 @T6: 19/5/06 @T7: 15/12/06 @T8: Total @T9: 8/12/04 @T10: 11/5/05 @T11: 19/12/05
# Variety
Establishment plants (plants/m2) Biomass (DM/ha) Biomass (DM/ha) Biomass (DM/ha) Biomass (DM/ha) Plant density (plants/m2) Biomass (DM/ha) Ground cover (%) Biomass (DM/ha) Ground cover (%) Plant density (plants/m2) Biomass (DM/ha) Plant density (plants/m2) Ground cover (%) Ground cover (%) Plant density (plants/m2) Plant density (plants/m2) Ground cover (%)
1 Annual Volunteer 1294 2320 1057 460 358 916 6405
1 Annual Volunteer 10 19 15 21 696 16 1107 42 385 27 15 2243 3 2 22 25 6 5
1 Annual Volunteer 41 603 444 715 1011 9 1171 84 667 45 11 4611 18 15 63 10 10 56
1 Annual Volunteer 50 136 114 62 540 12 1077 61 389 15 9 2318 0 0 35 14 3 3
1 Annual Volunteer 38 1285 678 531 1571 7 1124 65 1206 44 8 6395 12 8 72 13 11 87
1 Annual Volunteer 44 63 191 16 173 34 423 8 9 850 29 22 24 13 6 3
1 Annual Volunteer 83 103 102 121 9 24 15 223 8 7 656 7 5
2 Bambatsi panic 33 9 22 12 174 11 469 46 261 20 9 947 12 10 20 8 3 3
2 Bambatsi panic 23 30 7 7 40 2 188 42 33 14 3 305 9 7 30 9 2 2
2 Bambatsi panic 13 1 0 0 42 3 15 15 9 4 2 67 8 8 9 7 2 4
2 Bambatsi panic 14 29 16 8 147 4 640 62 29 27 5 869 3 2 18 4 2 2
2 Bambatsi panic 33 154 21 354 45 1265 36 25 1806 9 6
2 Bambatsi panic
2 Bambatsi panic
2 Bambatsi panic
2 Bambatsi panic
2 Bambatsi panic
2 Bambatsi panic
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
3 Callide Rhodes grass
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
4 Green Panic
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
5 Katambora Rhodes grass
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
6 Lucerne autumn
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
7 Lucerne Spring
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
8 Premier Digit grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
9 Signal grass
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
10 Siratro
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
11 Splenda setaria
12 Veldt grass
12 Veldt grass
12 Veldt grass
12 Veldt grass
12 Veldt grass
12 Veldt grass

Biomass DM/ha


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Establishment plants plants/m2


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Ground cover %


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Plant density plants/m2


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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 11, West Buntine, WA 0 - 10cm Sand over Gravel
Site 11, West Buntine, WA 10 - 30cm Sand over Gravel
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 11, West Buntine, WA Sand over gravel
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 11, West Buntine, 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

Site 11, West Buntine WA 2006


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 236.5mm

Derived climate information

Site 11, West Buntine 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.

Trial report and links

2006 trial report




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