Tillage rotation to rehabilitate compacted subsoil and increase yield and profit

2004

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) David Malinda and Rick Darling (CSIRO)
Year(s) 2004
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Birchip, VIC
Tillage rotation to rehabilitate compacted subsoil and increase yield and profit locations
Aims

To discuss ‘tillage rotation’ as a way to rehabilitate compacted subsoil and increase yield and profit.

Key messages

High machinery loads and working when soil moisture is not optimal can cause topsoil and subsoil compaction.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

We thank GRDC for financial support to conduct the trials, Ashley Robinson (Halbury), and Bary Vogt (Kapunda) on whose land we conducted the trials, and Primary Sales Australia, Keech and Agpoint for assistance with tillage equipment. 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Mixed species
Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Compaction
Trial type
Trial design

Birchip 2004 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Birchip 2004 Mixed species

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
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Plot replication Not specified

Birchip 2004 Field peas

Sow date Not specified
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Birchip, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Birchip, VIC Vertosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Site 5, Birchip VIC
2004 281.0mm
2003 275.8mm
2002 240.1mm
2001 285.1mm
2000 290.6mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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 5, 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.



Trial last modified: 25-11-2019 14:19pm AEST