Crop comparison after wheat and canola

2007

Research organisatons
Funding source
Riverine Plains John Sykes Rural Consulting

Trial details

Researcher(s) John Sykes (John Sykes Rural Consulting)
Year(s) 2007
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.
  • Barley yields best under dry conditions.
  • There were responses to additional nitrogen (N) or fungicide treatments in all cereal crops.
  • 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: Rotation
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Balldale 2007 Barley

Sow date 23 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 16m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

90kg/ha MAP at sowing and as per treatments

Fungicide

Canola treated with rovral for Septoria control at early flowering.

Soil amelioration

pH (H20) 4.8 Phosphate (Collwell) 37mg/kg Deep soil N 86kg/ha

Balldale 2007 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 2007 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 2007 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 2007 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
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross margin ($/ha)
1 Wheat 13 N @sow, 0N post em 1.2 258
2 Wheat 13 N @sow, 40N post em 1.4 305
3 Wheat 13 N @sow, 80N post em 1.6 356
4 Wheat 13 N @sow, 120N post em 1.5 250
5 Wheat 13 N @sow, 0N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.5 390
6 Wheat 13 N @sow, 40N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.5 345
7 Wheat 13 N @sow, 80N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.2 185
8 Wheat 13 N @sow, 120N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.4 180
9 Triticale 13 N @sow, 0N post em 1.4 335
10 Triticale 13 N @sow, 40N post em 1.8 432
11 Triticale 13 N @sow, 80N post em 1.7 333
12 Triticale 13 N @sow, 120N post em 1.6 274
13 Triticale 13 N @sow, 0N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.6 367
14 Triticale 13 N @sow, 40N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.6 331
15 Triticale 13 N @sow, 80N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.5 251
16 Triticale 13 N @sow, 120N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.5 223
17 Barley 13 N @sow, 0N post em 1.1 235
18 Barley 13 N @sow, 40N post em 1.6 429
19 Barley 13 N @sow, 80N post em 1.6 414
20 Barley 13 N @sow, 120N post em 1.6 427
21 Barley 13 N @sow, 0N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.5 381
22 Barley 13 N @sow, 40N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.6 411
23 Barley 13 N @sow, 80N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.4 330
24 Barley 13 N @sow, 120N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 1.4 332
25 canola 13 N @sow, 0N post em 0.4 27
26 canola 13 N @sow, 40N post em 0.4 72
27 canola 13 N @sow, 80N post em 0.4 32
28 canola 13 N @sow, 120N post em 0.4 29
29 canola 13 N @sow, 80N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 0.3 -10
30 canola 13 N @sow, 120N post em 3 x 1 l/ha of 125g/L Triadamefon @ Z32 & Z39 & Z45 0.5 58
31 Lupins 13 N @sow, 0N post em 0.4 -48

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 2007


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 221mm

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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