Pasture termination

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Ben Jones (Malle Focus)
Dannielle McMillan (BCG)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Jil JIl, VIC
Netherby, VIC
Pasture termination locations
Aims

To measure the trade-off between medic pasture growth and yield of a following cereal crop, with different termination timing of the medic pasture.

Key messages
  • August pasture termination may produce water and nitrogen benefits for the following crop, compared to leaving the pasture to grow, but these may be neutralised by dry summers and other limitations in an average growing season.
  • Termination timing is only as important as you abiliy to capitalise on the benefits with either livestock (extra pasture growth) or crop (extra water and nitrogen).
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC BWD00018
Related program Grain & Graze 2
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing: Regime
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Jil JIl 2013

Sow rate or Target density 60kg/ha
Sow date 18 May 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3

Netherby 2013

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Jil Jil site

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL)
1 August termination 1.8 14.2 76.7
2 September termination 1.58 13.9 74.5
3 October termination 1.68 13.5 74.3
4 November termination 1.35 13.6 75.3

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Trial results Netherby site

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL)
1 August termination 1.8 14.2 76.7
2 September termination 1.58 13.9 74.5
3 October termination 1.68 13.5 74.3
4 November termination 1.35 13.6 75.3

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Jil JIl, VIC Not specified
Netherby, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Jil JIl, VIC Calcarosol
Netherby, 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 Jil JIl VIC Netherby VIC
2013 799.1mm654.6mm
2012 827.0mm691.4mm
2011 850.6mm708.6mm
2010 853.5mm668.5mm
2009 810.2mm607.3mm
2008 802.1mm629.1mm
2007 809.8mm642.7mm
2006 814.0mm616.3mm
2005 848.9mm644.7mm
2004 795.2mm585.5mm
2003 821.3mm633.3mm
2002 792.0mm557.6mm
2001 801.4mm589.2mm
2000 744.9mm596.9mm
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

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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.

Jil JIl VIC

Netherby VIC

Jil JIl VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Netherby 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: 04-12-2019 15:12pm AEST