Converting rainfall into dollars!

2003

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Fiona Best (BCG-WFS)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Birchip, VIC
Converting rainfall into dollars! locations
Aims

To investigate the effect of rainfall on farm gross income in the southern Mallee.

Key messages
  • A benchmark of cropping income of $275/ha or $100-120 income per 100mm rainfall was derived from an analysis of the performance of two Birchip farms over 12 years. ƒ
  • Up to 80% of variability in gross income can attributed to annual rainfall
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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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • No treatment
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Birchip 2003

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

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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 3, Birchip VIC

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