Perennial pasture management systems for soil carbon stock in cereal zones, South Australia.

2013

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Wurst and Jodie Reseigh
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Port Augusta,
Arno Bay, SA
Cleve, SA
Cowell, SA
Site 2, Jamestown, SA
Orroroo, SA
Peterborough, SA
Port Pirie, SA
Whyalla, SA
Perennial pasture management systems for soil carbon stock in cereal zones, South Australia. locations
Aims

Tol trial a range of practices to increase sequestration of soil carbon, including:

  • 1.Unviable cropping land managed for the introduction and/or increased levels of perennial component in pastures ( 3 sites);
  • 2.Implementation of rotational grazing managed pasture for increased levels of cover and biomass (3 sites);
  • 3.Degraded land managed for the introduction and/or increased levels of perennial component in pastures (4 sites); and
  • 4.Land managed for the introduction and/or increased levels of perennial component in pastures (3 sites).
Key messages
  • Demonstration sites are monitored annually for pasture and surface cover, biomass production and frequency of perennials.
  • Soil sampling will occur again in late 2014/15 to determine any change in soil organic stocks as a result of the implementation of a change in management practice.
Lead research organisation Rural Solutions SA
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Trial funding source DAWR
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Grasses
Perennial shrubs
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing: Regime
Trial type
Trial design

Port Augusta 2013 Grasses

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Port Augusta 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Arno Bay 2013 Grasses

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Arno Bay 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Cleve 2013 Grasses

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Cleve 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Cowell 2013 Grasses

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Cowell 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Jamestown 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Jamestown 2013 Grasses

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Orroroo 2013 Grasses

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Orroroo 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Peterborough 2013 Grasses

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Peterborough 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Port Pirie 2013 Grasses

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Port Pirie 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Whyalla 2013 Grasses

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Whyalla 2013 Perennial shrubs

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Port Augusta, Not specified
Arno Bay, SA Not specified
Cleve, SA Not specified
Cowell, SA Not specified
Site 2, Jamestown, SA Not specified
Orroroo, SA Not specified
Peterborough, SA Not specified
Port Pirie, SA Not specified
Whyalla, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Port Augusta, Anthroposol
Arno Bay, SA Anthroposol
Cleve, SA Anthroposol
Cowell, SA Anthroposol
Site 2, Jamestown, SA Sodosol
Orroroo, SA Anthroposol
Peterborough, SA Anthroposol
Port Pirie, SA Anthroposol
Whyalla, SA Anthroposol
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.

Port Augusta SA

Arno Bay SA

Cleve SA

Cowell SA

Site 2, Jamestown SA

Orroroo SA

Peterborough SA

Port Pirie SA

Whyalla SA

Port Augusta SA

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Arno Bay SA

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Cleve SA

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Cowell SA

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Site 2, Jamestown SA

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Orroroo SA

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Peterborough SA

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Port Pirie SA

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Whyalla SA

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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

2013 trial report




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