Farm Management 500 and Sustainable Technology (FAST) project


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Andrew Bell and John Raven (CLPR)
Year(s) 1995
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Birchip, VIC
Farm Management 500 and Sustainable Technology (FAST) project locations

To report on the final season that was monitored by the FAST project.

Key messages

The 1995 cropping season was the final season that will be monitored by the FAST Project, and ironically it was also the best. 1995 provided a combination of good yields and prices, returning good gross margins to farmers, as well as adding another full year of excellent data to the large database that has been collected over the last four cropping seasons.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

For projects like FAST to succeed there has to be a lot of input from the farmers and I'd like to thank all the FAST farmers for their co-operation over the years.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • No treatment
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown

Birchip 1995

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Birchip, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Birchip, VIC Vertosol
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



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 3, Birchip VIC

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location

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.

Trial report and links

1995 trial report

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