Increasing farm water use efficiency in the Upper North of South Australia

2013

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Wurst and Barry Mudge
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 2, Jamestown, SA
Increasing farm water use efficiency in the Upper North of South Australia locations
Aims

To report on outcomes of the Upper North Water Use Efficiency Project.

Key messages
  • The goal of achieving a 10% increase in water use efficiency appears to have been achieved quite comfortably as evidenced by the entry and exit survey results.
  • Farmers in the Upper North district have madesubstantial gains in knowledge, skills and practice change to increase their water use efficiency.
Lead research organisation Rural Solutions SA
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Trial funding source GRDC UNF0001
Related program National Water Use Efficiency Initiative
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Canola
Mixed species
Field peas
Lupins
Vetch
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
  • Soil: Type
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Trial design

Jamestown 2013 Wheat

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Jamestown 2013 Canola

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Jamestown 2013 Mixed species

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Jamestown 2013 Field peas

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Jamestown 2013 Lupins

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Jamestown 2013 Vetch

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Jamestown 2013 Barley

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

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Upper North Farming Systems office location
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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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Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST