Pastures for Mallee environments


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michelle Thiele (SA Murray Mallee Local Planning Association &, Mallee Coorong NRM Group)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Murray Bridge, SA
Pastures for Mallee environments locations

To identify suitable pasture species for the SA Mallee.

Key messages
  • Alkaline, calcareous, sandy soils in low rainfall (300-350mm annually) regions can support a wide range of pasture species.
  • Cereals and grain legume varieties provided the highest volume of production in low rainfall years such as this year.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source DAWR
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Murray Bridge 2006

Sow date 24 May 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 12m x 600m
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
Murray Bridge, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Murray Bridge, SA Hydrosol
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.

Murray Bridge SA


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

2006 trial report

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