The farming systems trial

1999

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Renick Peries, Chris Bluett, Bruce Wightman (DNRE), Richard MacEwan (Ballarat University) and Peter Kealy (SFS)
Year(s) 1999
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gnarwarre, VIC
The  farming systems trial locations
Aims

To develop profitable and sustainable farming systems for the high rainfall regions of Southern Australia.

Key messages

For a presentation of the story so far, please see the attached trial report.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The financial support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation for the conducting of this trial is gratefully acknowledged. The authors also wish to thank all members of the Scientific Management Team who provide constant input and review of the trial. 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Canola
Mixed species
Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Soil: Type
  • Soil: Preparation
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Gnarwarre 1999 Barley

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

Gnarwarre 1999 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
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Gnarwarre 1999 Canola

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
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Gnarwarre 1999 Mixed species

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

Gnarwarre 1999 Field peas

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

Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Wide raised beds Barley 4
2 Narrow raised beds Barley 3.9
3 Wide raised beds Wheat 3.8
4 Narrow raised beds Wheat 3.2
5 Wide raised beds Field pea 2.6
6 Narrow raised beds canola 1.9
7 Wide raised beds canola 1.8
8 Narrow raised beds Field pea 1.7

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Gnarwarre, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Gnarwarre, VIC Chromosol
National soil grid Source
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.

Gnarwarre 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.




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