Sodicity trial


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 1996
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC
Sodicity trial locations

To improve the soil structure of sodic soils using gypsum and tillage techniques.

Key messages

No significant differences were found from either the different rates of gypsum applied in 1994 or from the tillage practices.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration
  • Soil amelioration: Type
  • Soil amelioration: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Watchupga East 1996

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

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 0 kg gypsum/ha Conventional 4.97
2 0 kg gypsum/ha Agro plow in '94 4.58
3 0 kg gypsum/ha Direct drill 4
4 0 kg gypsum/ha Minimum tillage 4.58
5 0 kg gypsum/ha Straw incorporated 4.51
6 2 kg gypsum/ha Conventional 4.06
7 2 kg gypsum/ha Agro plow in '94 4.32
8 2 kg gypsum/ha Direct drill 4
9 2 kg gypsum/ha Minimum tillage 4.58
10 2 kg gypsum/ha Straw incorporated 4.06
11 4 kg gypsum/ha Conventional 4.61
12 4 kg gypsum/ha Agro plow in '94 4.29
13 4 kg gypsum/ha Direct drill 4.29
14 4 kg gypsum/ha Minimum tillage 4.91
15 4 kg gypsum/ha Straw incorporated 4.87
16 8 kg gypsum/ha Conventional 4.58
17 8 kg gypsum/ha Agro plow in '94 3.93
18 8 kg gypsum/ha Direct drill 3.44
19 8 kg gypsum/ha Minimum tillage 4.09
20 8 kg gypsum/ha Straw incorporated 4.71

Grain yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC Calcarosol
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, Watchupga East 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.

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