Assessment of soil pH: current status

2014
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nick Hill (CWFS)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Alectown, NSW
Gunning Gap, NSW
Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Tullamore, NSW
Ungarie, NSW
Assessment of soil pH: current status locations
Aims

To increase grower awareness of: the current status of soil acidification and the associated causes and impacts and associated need to address of soil acidification via the ongoing application of agricultural lime.

Key messages

Soil acidity is affecting grain yield. 2014 sampling of "new" sites identified that acidification significant enough to impact upon grain yield was evident at 5 out of the 6 sites. The 1 site that did not display acidification had been subjected to a liming program. Sub surface acidification was evident at 2 out of the 6 sites.

Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC CWF00019
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

CWFS would like to acknowlege all the cooperating farmers for allowing access to their propertys, and GRDC for project funding.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Fertiliser: Rate
Trial type
Trial design

Alectown 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Gunning Gap 2014

Sow date Not specified
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Plot replication Not specified

Lake Cargelligo 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Tullamore 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Ungarie 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Alectown, NSW Red sandy loam
Gunning Gap, NSW Not specified
Lake Cargelligo, NSW Not specified
Tullamore, NSW Not specified
Ungarie, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Alectown, NSW Dermosol
Gunning Gap, NSW Chromosol
Lake Cargelligo, NSW Vertosol
Tullamore, NSW Sodosol
Ungarie, NSW Kandosol
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 Alectown NSW Gunning Gap NSW Lake Cargelligo NSW Tullamore NSW Ungarie NSW
2014 552.5mm414.0mm527.2mm613.4mm507.9mm
2013 551.1mm430.9mm527.5mm604.6mm508.5mm
2012 591.6mm466.8mm533.5mm626.3mm530.9mm
2011 602.8mm557.9mm542.3mm635.2mm553.9mm
2010 615.4mm601.2mm551.5mm651.4mm604.2mm
2009 566.0mm585.9mm508.0mm625.5mm574.4mm
2008 541.5mm597.6mm525.1mm619.2mm536.1mm
2007 494.7mm578.8mm506.8mm605.6mm475.8mm
2006 530.0mm561.9mm506.6mm595.5mm496.1mm
2005 585.0mm568.4mm531.7mm637.4mm545.8mm
2004 521.8mm550.6mm522.8mm623.6mm502.8mm
2003 470.4mm538.5mm526.6mm579.4mm482.2mm
2002 433.8mm486.0mm509.9mm520.0mm435.2mm
2001 428.4mm498.5mm532.3mm528.3mm468.7mm
2000 410.0mm511.8mm522.9mm513.4mm458.9mm
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

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Alectown NSW

Gunning Gap NSW

Lake Cargelligo NSW

Tullamore NSW

Ungarie NSW

Alectown NSW

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Gunning Gap NSW

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Lake Cargelligo NSW

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Tullamore NSW

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Ungarie 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.



Trial last modified: 28-08-2019 12:00pm AEST