Crop comparison after wheat and canola

2006

Research organisatons
Funding source
Riverine Plains John Sykes Rural Consulting

Trial details

Researcher(s) John Sykes (John Sykes Rural Consulting)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Riverine Plains
Trial location(s) Balldale, NSW
Crop comparison after wheat and canola locations
Aims

To test if wheat can be successfully grown after wheat and canola and to assess if wheat was the best crop to grow.

Key messages
  • Wheat on wheat following canola is an alternative that will enable more cereal crop to be grown in a rotation.
  • Under dry conditions there was no response to additional nitrogen or fungicide treatments.  
  • Alternative crops such as canola and lupins yield very poorly in drought seasons.
Lead research organisation John Sykes Rural Consulting
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Mr C Cay, Mrs S Cay


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Triticale
Wheat
Canola
Lupins
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Balldale 2006 Barley

Sow date 28 June 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 16m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

90kg/ha MAP at sowing and as per treatments

Fungicide

As per treatments

Soil amelioration

pH (H20) 4.9 Phosphate (Collwell) 42mg/kg Deep soil N 82kg/ha

Balldale 2006 Triticale

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified

Balldale 2006 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified

Balldale 2006 Canola

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified

Balldale 2006 Lupins

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Treatment 3
Gross margin ($/ha) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Wheat 13 N @sow, 40N post em 59 1
2 Triticale 13 N @sow, 40N post em 58 0.9
3 Barley 13 N @sow, 40N post em 84 1.1
4 canola 13 N @sow, 40N post em -154 0.2
5 Lupins 13 N @sow, 40N post em -104 0.2
6 Wheat 13 N @sow, 80N post em -17 0.8
7 Triticale 13 N @sow, 80N post em 10 0.9
8 Barley 13 N @sow, 80N post em 52 1.1
9 canola 13 N @sow, 80N post em -199 0.1
10 Wheat 13 N @sow, 40N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 3 0.8
11 Triticale 13 N @sow, 40N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 41 0.9
12 Barley 13 N @sow, 40N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 163 1.5
13 canola 13 N @sow, 40N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 -182 0.2
14 Wheat 13 N @sow, 80N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 -67 0.7
15 Triticale 13 N @sow, 80N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 -97 0.6
16 Barley 13 N @sow, 80N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 73 1.3
17 canola 13 N @sow, 80N post em 2 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 -224 0.2

Grain yield t/ha


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Gross margin $/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Balldale, NSW Red chromosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Balldale, NSW 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

Balldale NSW 2006


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 166mm

Derived climate information

Balldale NSW

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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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