Performance of first wheat under no-till full stubble retention (NTSR) using different drill opener and row spacings at Bungeet

2010

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nick Poole (FAR NZ)
John Seidel (Agricultural Research Services)
Tracey Wylie (FAR NZ)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Riverine Plains
Trial location(s) Bungeet, VIC
Performance of first wheat under no-till full stubble retention (NTSR) using different drill opener and row spacings at Bungeet locations
Aims

To evaluate the performance of different drill openers at a range or row spacings in wheat following a commercial faba bean crop to improve water use efficiency (WUE) in no-till cropping and stubble retention systems in spatially and temporally variable conditions in the Riverine Plains.

Key messages
  • With 537mm growing season rainfall (April- mid-November) wheat yields followig faba beans were 2.2t/ha higher than those experienced in 2009.
  • The yield reduction moving from a narrow row spacing (22.5cm) to wide (37cm) was 12% (0.64t/ha), compared with 16% (0.49t/ha) in 2009.
Lead research organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program National Water Use Efficiency Initiative
Acknowledgments

John Alexander


Other trial partners FAR Australia
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Method

Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Method
  • Sowing: Row Spacing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Bungeet 2010

Sow rate or Target density 85kg/ha
Sow date 8 June 2010
Harvest date Unknown
Plot size 44m x 3m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

85kg/ha MAP + Flutriafol + host farmer paddock management

Herbicide

host farmer paddock management

Insecticide

host farmer paddock management

Fungicide

host farmer paddock management

Other trial notes

Improved water use efficiency (WUE) in no-till cropping and stubble retention systems in spatially and temporally variable conditions in the Riverine Plains

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha) Establishment plants (plants/m2) Protein (%)
1 Disc Opener 9" row spacing 5.48 280 12.2
2 Disc Opener 12" row spacing 4.76 198 12.4
3 Disc Opener 15" row spacing 4.91 169 12.4
4 Tine Opener 9" row spacing 5.4 271 12.2
5 Tine Opener 12" row spacing 5.16 236 12.3
6 Tine Opener 15" row spacing 4.69 154 12

Grain yield t/ha


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Establishment plants plants/m2


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Protein %


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Bungeet, VIC Loam over clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Bungeet, VIC Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Bungeet VIC
2010 396.9mm
2009 312.8mm
2008 353.1mm
2007 324.9mm
2006 372.6mm
2005 370.8mm
2004 320.2mm
2003 327.7mm
2002 330.4mm
2001 394.7mm
2000 370.7mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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

Bungeet VIC 2010


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 537mm

Derived climate information

Bungeet VIC

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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 report and links

2010 trial report



Trial last modified: 18-01-2023 16:12pm AEST