Establishment of wheat as influenced by seeding systems


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
Jack Desbiolles (University of SA)
Michael Walsh (BCG )
Year(s) 2009
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Nhill, VIC
Establishment of wheat as influenced by seeding systems locations

To evaluate the interaction between seeding systems and pre-emergence herbicides on the establishment of wheat, on two contrasting soil types.

Key messages

The knifepoint plus press wheel seeding system consistently maximised wheat seedling establishment on sand and clay soils, independently of herbicide application.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program N/A

This project Impoving no-till farming systems through adoption of innovative technical advances was supported by BCG through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Herbicide: Timing
  • Herbicide: Application
  • Soil: Type
  • Sowing: Method
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Nhill 2009

Sow date 5 May 2009
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.65m 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
Nhill, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Nhill, VIC Sodosol
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 Nhill VIC
2009 696.6mm
2008 687.4mm
2007 690.2mm
2006 684.9mm
2005 711.5mm
2004 704.6mm
2003 737.9mm
2002 694.1mm
2001 689.8mm
2000 602.0mm
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Nhill VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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.