Polymers - a paradigm shift in thinking


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Cherie Reilly, Fiona Best (BCG) and Bronwyn Laycock (CRC- Polymers)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC
Polymers - a paradigm shift in thinking locations

To monitor the growth of wheat and lentils grown under polymer film compared to natural conditions. The trial was also an investigation into the effect of time of removal of polymer film on yields. Weed emergence under the polymers compared to natural conditions was also observed.

Key messages
  • This trial is a joint project between the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Polymers and Integrated Packaging.
  • Due to seasonal conditions there were no yield or quality results obtained from this trial in 2006.
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 types Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Protection
Trial type
Trial design

Watchupga East 2006 Lentils

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

Watchupga East 2006 Wheat

Sow date 20 July 2006
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, 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 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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Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST