Livestock no-till systems in the Mallee and Wimmera

2011

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Ben Jones (Mallee Focus) and De-Anne Ferrier (BCG)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Banyena, VIC
Ultima, VIC
Livestock no-till systems in the Mallee and Wimmera locations
Aims

To investigate the effects of grazing livestock in no-till paddocks on soil structure, soil composition and soil moisture, weed seed burial and carbon/nitrogen cycling in no-till farming systems.

Key messages

Light to moderate grazing of sheep on no-till stubbles in autumn is unlikely to have detrimental impacts on crop growth in the following season.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC BWB00018
Related program Grain & Graze 2
Acknowledgments

This project is supported by Northern Victoria Grain and Graze 2 (GRDC project BWB00018; funded by
GRDC and Caring for our Country).


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing
  • Stubble
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Banyena 2011 Wheat

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Harvest date Not specified
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Plot replication Not specified

Banyena 2011 Barley

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Plot replication Not specified

Ultima 2011 Barley

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Ultima 2011 Wheat

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Banyena, VIC Not specified
Ultima, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Banyena, VIC Vertosol
Ultima, 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 Banyena VIC Ultima VIC
2011 206.9mm661.8mm
2010 222.8mm690.7mm
2009 191.8mm621.3mm
2008 170.9mm596.8mm
2007 200.8mm623.0mm
2006 227.4mm632.4mm
2005 267.7mm669.3mm
2004 279.4mm647.0mm
2003 361.4mm641.7mm
2002 381.9mm589.2mm
2001 450.3mm643.8mm
2000 533.4mm591.8mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Banyena VIC

Ultima VIC

Banyena VIC

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Ultima VIC

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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.



Trial last modified: 25-11-2019 09:32am AEST