Comparison of pre-seeding applications of gypsum/dolomite, high-cal and lime


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Trial details

Researcher(s) Emma Glasfurd (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 11, Kalannie, WA
Comparison of pre-seeding applications of gypsum/dolomite, high-cal and lime locations

To investigate the effect on wheat yield between applications of a gypsum/dolomite mix, high-cal product and lime, and also to compare the long term effects the three products have on soil acidity

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Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC LIE00005
Related program N/A

Liebe Group would like to acknowledge GRDC for funding the project. Thanks also to Brian and Rowan McCreery for hosting the trial site and assistance with implementing the trial.

  • Paper reviewed by Brianna Peake.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Kalannie 2006

Sow date 29 May 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 100m x 20m
Plot replication 3

Legume special 80 kg/ha, 35 kg/ha Urea banded


1.2 L/ha Treflan, 800 mL/ha Roundup Powermax, 15g Logran, and 20g Logran B.

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Gross margin ($/ha) Screenings (%)
1 Control 12.5 0.76 65.05 5.98
2 Gypsum/Dolomite mix (1 t/ha) 12.2 0.82 48.98 5.35
3 High Cal (600 kg/ha) 12.6 0.75 50.68 4.32
4 Lime (1.5 t/ha) 12.6 0.6 48.28 4.62

Grain yield t/ha


Gross margin $/ha


Protein %


Screenings %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 11, Kalannie, WA 0 - 10cm Acidic Sand
Site 11, Kalannie, WA 10 - 30cm Acidic Sand
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 11, Kalannie, WA Acidic sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 11, Kalannie, WA Sodosol
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



Site 11, Kalannie WA 2006

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 146mm

Derived climate information

Site 11, Kalannie WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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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