Simon Wallwork (Corrigin Farm Improvement Group)
|Contributor||Corrigan Farm Improvement Group|
Site 2, Corrigin, WA
The trial was designed to investigate a range of techniques that may improve crop establishment and performance on non wetting sandy soils. The techniques tested included mouldboard ploughing, winged knife points, and H2O Lure. The trial also compared the second year affect of mouldboard ploughing to first year response..
Mouldboarding was the driver of crop yield in the trial with 2012 mouldboard treatments producing, on average, 85% higher yielding than no mouldboard. The 2011 mouldboard treatments were on average 44% higher yielding than no mouldboard.
|Lead research organisation||N/A|
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC SDI00006|
Regional Cropping Solutions Network
Corrigin Farm Improvement Group would like to acknowledge the effort and input of the following people in the implementation of this trial; Neville Turner and Kent Stone
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Sow date||15 June 2012|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
70kg/ha compound fertiliser and Urea 70kg/ha IBS. H2O Lure soil wetter was applied to applicable treatments prior to sowing.
2L/ha Trifluralin prior to sowing.
||Volumetric soil moisture @ 30cm (%)||Protein (%)||Grain yield (t/ha)||Volumetric soil moisture @ 10cm (%)||Establishment plants (plants/m2)||Screenings (%)||NDVI (.)||Volumetric soil moisture @ 20cm (%)|
|1||█ Bullock||█ 2012 Mouldboard||█ Winged points||13.03||10.4||2.43||8.95||121||11||0.4895||13.68|
|2||█ Bullock||█ 2012 Mouldboard||█ Untreated||13.53||10.7||2.31||8.05||143||14||0.453||13.23|
|3||█ Bullock||█ No Mouldboard||█ Untreated||14.03||10.8||1.17||4.67||122||21||0.5403||8.08|
|4||█ Bullock||█ No Mouldboard||█ Winged points||13.38||10.9||1.29||4.55||165||20||0.606||8.2|
|5||█ Bullock||█ No Mouldboard||█ H2O Lure||12.93||10.7||1.28||6.33||107||25||0.583||11.03|
|6||█ Bullock||█ 2011 Mouldboard||█ H2O Lure||10.3||12.6||1.72||6.75||88||38||0.3065||8.68|
|7||█ Bullock||█ 2011 Mouldboard||█ Winged points||9.58||12.4||1.68||6.6||112||39||0.3765||7.85|
|8||█ Bullock||█ 2011 Mouldboard||█ Early sowing||9.5||12.3||1.94||8.75||133||38||0.412||9.95|
|9||█ Bullock||█ 2011 Mouldboard||█ Untreated||8.6||12.2||1.86||5.75||79||39||0.364||6.95|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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