Farming Systems Trial


Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
Ben Jones (BCG Consultant)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Jil JIl, VIC
Farming Systems Trial locations

To compare the yields of crops in southern Mallee farming systems in 2009.

Key messages
  • There is no clear difference between till and no-till crop establishment systems for yield at the Farming Systems Trial.
  • Low protein in some plots indicated nitrogen deficiency in 2009.
  • Pre-sowing deep soil nitrogen tests indicated low protein but not always at the levels expected.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source BCG members
Trial funding source Mallee Focus
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program N/A

This project was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, BCG and Mallee Focus. Soil sampling in 2009 was supported by Mallee CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.

Other trial partners Not specified
Download the trial report to view additional trial information


Crop types Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Preparation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Jil JIl 2009 Barley

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

Jil JIl 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Download the trial report to view additional method/treatment information
Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Jil JIl, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Jil JIl, VIC Calcarosol
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 Jil JIl VIC
2009 810.2mm
2008 802.1mm
2007 809.8mm
2006 814.0mm
2005 848.9mm
2004 795.2mm
2003 821.3mm
2002 792.0mm
2001 801.4mm
2000 744.9mm
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.


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.

Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST