Optimising returns, reducing risk - a Yield Prophet demonstration


Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Tim McClelland (BCG)
Harm van Rees (BCG)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Corack, VIC
Optimising returns, reducing risk - a Yield Prophet demonstration locations

To demonstrate how Yield Prophet can be used to optimise production with reduced risk.

Key messages
  • Once you have decided on how much crop to put in, the greatest impacts on your bottom line will come from how you managed the crop and what it cost you.
  • Making in-crop decisions on inputs has to be done in context of the likley yield.
  • Yield Prophet will help you make better decisions.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source Australian Government
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

The project is supported by funding from the Australian Government under its Climate Change Research
Program and the GRDC.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Corack 2011

Sow rate or Target density 150 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

Gason parallelogram, knife, point, press wheet (30cm spacing)

Sow date 19 May 2011 19-05-2011 and 09-06-2011
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
Corack, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Corack, 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 Corack VIC
2011 668.2mm
2010 678.6mm
2009 645.8mm
2008 631.6mm
2007 603.5mm
2006 593.4mm
2005 630.7mm
2004 584.9mm
2003 613.9mm
2002 564.1mm
2001 561.0mm
2000 535.1mm
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.

Corack 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 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: 23-07-2019 13:57pm AEST