Responses of different crops to fluid phosphorus


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Simon Craig (BCG)
Year(s) 2007
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Birchip, VIC
Responses of different crops to fluid phosphorus locations

To determine whether responses ‘to liquid P, found in wheat are the same as those found in barley, canola, oats and lentils.

Key messages
  • Significant increases in dry matter at GS30 were found in wheat. Fluid P increased dry matter from the control by 49%, whereas only 19% increase was found when P was supplied as a granule
  • There was an increase in dry matter from the application of P for both Barley (20%) and Oats (35%). There was no difference in dry matter between the granular and fluid products.
  • There was no difference in terms of grain yield from P application compared to the control of each crop type.
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
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Fertiliser: Form
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Birchip 2007

Sow date 25 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 2m x 20m
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



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

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.