Investigating stubble management systems to reduce dependence on stubble burning


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Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Rohan Wardle, Gary Sheppard, Stacey Alexander
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 6, Inverleigh, VIC
Investigating stubble management systems to reduce dependence on stubble burning locations
Not specified
Key messages
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Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SFS00014
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Stubble: Management
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Inverleigh 2006

Sow date 31 May 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 16m x 100m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Screenings (%) Test weight (kg/hL) Grain yield (t/ha) 1000 grain weight (g) Protein (%)
1 Gairdner Wide row spacing 16.4 60.35 2.217 32.85 13.82
2 Gairdner Stubble incorporated post harvest 18.68 59.48 2.542 34.5 12.25
3 Gairdner Standing stubble 21.6 59.83 2.638 33.1 13.7
4 Gairdner Slashed to height of row spacing 19.73 57.95 2.385 31.47 13.6
5 Gairdner Mulched/slashed/harvested low 18.3 59.7 2.612 32.73 13.25
6 Gairdner Cellulose/stubble digester 22.9 56.6 2.603 28.85 13.15
7 Gairdner Burning 21.27 59.77 2.902 31.4 12.55

Grain yield t/ha


1000 grain weight g


Protein %


Screenings %


Test weight kg/hL

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 6, Inverleigh, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 6, Inverleigh, VIC Sodosol
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 6, Inverleigh VIC


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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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