Sustainable mixed farming systems for the high rainfall southern Australia

2002

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Renick Peries, Chris Bluett and Bruce Wightman (DPI)
Year(s) 2002
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gnarwarre, VIC
Sustainable mixed farming systems for the high rainfall southern Australia locations
Aims

To test the hypothesis that "drainage of waterlogged soils in southwest Victoria through raised beds will increase crop and pasture production with beneficial modifications to soil properties". 

Key messages

The results to date from the systems trial are broadly summarized in the attached tral report.

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

The support of the Grains Research and Development Corporation in conducting this research is gratefully acknowledged. 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Rye
Wheat
Clover
Canola
Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Gnarwarre 2002 Barley

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

Gnarwarre 2002 Rye

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Gnarwarre 2002 Wheat

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Gnarwarre 2002 Clover

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Gnarwarre 2002 Canola

Sow date Not specified
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Gnarwarre 2002 Field peas

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Gairdner 2x2; prev crop canola 4.3
2 Gairdner continuous crops; prev crop field peas 4.1
3 Declic Continuous crops; prev crop canola 4
4 Declic continuous crops; prev crop field peas 3.9
5 Gairdner 4x4; previous crop field peas 3.9
6 Declic 2x2; prev crop canola 3.9
7 Jupiter 2x2; prev crop wheat 2.2
8 Pinnacle continuous crops; prev crop barley 1.8
9 Pinnacle 4x4; prev crop perennial pasture 1.8
10 Jupiter Continuous crops; prev crop canola 1.7
11 Pinnacle 4x4; prev crop barley 1.7
12 Pinnacle 4x4; previous crop field peas 1.2

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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