Test innovative, practical and reliable methods for incorporating lime into acidic Wodjil soils

2014

Research organisaton
Funding source
Caldo Holdings Pty Ltd

Trial details

Researcher(s) Travis Hollins (Caldo Holdings)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Caldo Holdings Pty Ltd
Trial location(s) Site 2, Nungarin, WA
Test innovative, practical and reliable methods for incorporating lime into acidic Wodjil soils locations
Aims

To establish a farmer scale demonstration site at Nungarin on a Wodjil soil type investigating cheap, cost-effective methodology to effectively incorporate lime to depth which removes the subsurface constraint and provides more immediate returns to growers on their investment.

Key messages

One way plough and Grizzly Offset discs appear to be the most efficient, practical most cost effective method of incorporating lime into the topsoil in the eastern wheatbelt wodjil soils.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC CH00001
Related program Regional Cropping Solutions Network
Acknowledgments

Neil & Jason Davis Trial Hosts, Greg and Shane Jolly, Glen and Todd Quartermaine, John Nicolleti, Hutton and Northey Sales Mukinbudin, Andrew Oldcorn, Andrew Coumbe, Bill Lee, Aglime Australia, Precision SoilTech and Stephen Davis DAFWA who all assisted with the trial


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Soil amelioration: Type
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Not applicable

Nungarin 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 15m x 120m
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

As per treatments

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: Pre lime @T2: Post lime
# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
0-10cm change in soil pH (pH) 20-30cm change in soil pH (pH) 10-20cm change in soil pH (pH) 0-10cm soil pH (pH) 10-20cm soil pH (pH) 20-30cm soil pH (pH) 0-10cm soil pH (pH) 10-20cm soil pH (pH) 20-30cm soil pH (pH)
1 Grizzly Offset Disc 1 t/ha Lime 0.8 0.17 0.3 4.1 3.6 3.6 4.9 3.9 3.77
1 Grizzly Offset Disc 2 t/ha Lime -0.13 -0.17 0.13 4.9 3.9 3.8 4.77 4.03 3.63
1 Grizzly Offset Disc 3 t/ha Lime 0.47 -0.43 -0.2 4.2 4 4.1 4.67 3.8 3.67
2 Grizzly Offset Disc 4 t/ha Lime 1.1 0.07 0.47 4.6 3.9 3.8 5.7 4.37 3.87
2 Grizzly Offset Disc 2t/ha Lime + Gypsum 1.03 -0.07 0.13 3.8 3.7 3.6 4.83 3.83 3.53
2 Deep ripping 1 t/ha Lime 0.27 -0.13 -0.07 5 3.8 3.8 5.27 3.73 3.67
3 Deep ripping 2 t/ha Lime 0.13 0.03 -0.2 4.8 4 3.7 4.93 3.8 3.73
3 Deep ripping 3 t/ha Lime 0.6 0.17 0.67 4.9 3.6 4 5.5 4.27 4.17
3 Deep ripping 4 t/ha Lime 1 -0.2 0.13 4.1 3.7 3.8 5.1 3.83 3.6
4 Deep ripping 2t/ha Lime + Gypsum 0.9 0.37 0.4 3.9 3.5 3.5 4.8 3.9 3.87
4 DBS 1 t/ha Lime 1 -0.1 0.07 4.5 3.9 3.8 5.5 3.97 3.7
4 DBS 2 t/ha Lime 1.07 -0.2 0.1 4.1 3.8 3.8 5.17 3.9 3.6
5 DBS 3 t/ha Lime 0.83 -0.07 0.07 4.5 3.9 3.7 5.33 3.97 3.63
5 DBS 4 t/ha Lime 1.6 -0.1 0.23 4.2 3.7 3.9 5.8 3.93 3.8
5 DBS 2t/ha Lime + Gypsum 1.63 0.03 0.23 4 3.7 3.7 5.63 3.93 3.73
6 Deep Rip & Spading 1 t/ha Lime -1.3 0.1 0.53 5.5 3.9 3.7 4.2 4.43 3.8
6 Deep Rip & Spading 2 t/ha Lime 0.33 0.07 0.63 4.3 3.7 3.7 4.63 4.33 3.77
6 Deep Rip & Spading 3 t/ha Lime -0.07 -0.17 0 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.23 3.7 3.63
7 Deep Rip & Spading 4 t/ha Lime 0.3 -0.1 0 3.9 3.6 3.7 4.2 3.6 3.6
7 Deep Rip & Spading 2t/ha Lime + Gypsum 0.27 0.47 0.93 4.1 3.6 3.6 4.37 4.53 4.07
7 One Way Plough 1 t/ha Lime 1.2 -0.13 -0.03 4.2 3.9 3.9 5.4 3.87 3.77
8 One Way Plough 2 t/ha Lime 1.03 -0.4 0.4 4 3.5 3.9 5.03 3.9 3.5
8 One Way Plough 3 t/ha Lime 0.9 0.17 0.13 3.9 3.5 3.5 4.8 3.63 3.67
8 One Way Plough 4 t/ha Lime 1.3 -0.27 -0.03 4.1 3.9 3.9 5.4 3.87 3.63
9 One Way Plough 2t/ha Lime + Gypsum 0.7 0.13 0.4 4.2 3.5 3.7 4.9 3.9 3.83
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0-10cm change in soil pH pH


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0-10cm soil pH pH


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10-20cm change in soil pH pH


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10-20cm soil pH pH


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20-30cm change in soil pH pH


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20-30cm soil pH pH


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Nungarin, WA Wodjil
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Nungarin, WA 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

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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.

Site 2, Nungarin WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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: 21-05-2019 13:52pm AEST