Filling the feed gaps: pasture varieties in 2013

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Alison Frischke (BCG)
John Heard (Seed Distributors)
Dannielle McMillan (BCG)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Hopetoun, VIC
Filling the feed gaps: pasture varieties in 2013 locations
Aims

To assess and evaluated a range of different pasture varieties at three different sites.

Key messages
  • The cereal varieties and winter gap fill blend provide livestock with substantial feed during autumn and winter, then go on to produce high quality hay in spring.
  • Clover, medic and forage brassica varieties provide nutrious feed over winter, spring and into early harvest time. These varieties also offer a disease break in a cereal rotation.
  • Nutritional value of varieties was exceptional and would provide an excellent feed source for lactating ewes, and lambs.
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Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC BWD00018
Related program Grain & Graze 2
Acknowledgments

This project is supported by Northern Victoria Grain & Graze 2 program (GRDC project BWD00018) funded by GRDC and Caring for Our Country. These trials were run in collaboration with Seed Distributors.


Other trial partners Seed Distributors
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Method

Crop types Barley
Oaten hay
Brassica
Clover
Medic
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Unknown

Hopetoun 2013 Barley

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

Hopetoun 2013 Oaten hay

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

Hopetoun 2013 Brassica

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

Hopetoun 2013 Clover

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

Hopetoun 2013 Medic

Sow date Not specified
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
Hopetoun, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Hopetoun, VIC Tenosol
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 Hopetoun VIC
2013 520.5mm
2012 574.9mm
2011 609.6mm
2010 527.8mm
2009 462.3mm
2008 454.1mm
2007 455.4mm
2006 441.2mm
2005 483.1mm
2004 436.8mm
2003 429.3mm
2002 387.1mm
2001 445.0mm
2000 453.4mm
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.

Hopetoun VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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: 21-11-2019 15:31pm AEST