The benefit of break options to wheat production at Appila

2011 - 2012

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI)
Year(s) 2011 - 2012
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Appilla, SA
The benefit of break options to wheat production at Appila locations
Aims

GRDC has funded a programme to address this issue and one of the projects within this programme is developing an improved understanding and implementation of management practices for brassica and pulse crops, pastures and other options to reduce the risk of crop failure and improve whole farm profitability in low rainfall south-east Australia.

Key messages
  • Canola and peas only produced half the yield of wheat, but barley performed very well.
  • Ryegrass is becoming a problem in wheat on wheat plots.
  • Pastures performed well where seed reserves had been increased in 2011.
  • All options had good soil moisture (40mm) at the start of the season.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program Crop Sequencing Initiative
Acknowledgments

Ian Keller


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Canola
Fallow
Field peas
Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type
Trial design

Appilla 2011 Barley

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Appilla 2011 Wheat

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Appilla 2011 Canola

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Appilla 2011 Fallow

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Appilla 2011 Field peas

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Appilla 2011 Lentils

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Appilla 2012 Barley

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Appilla 2012 Canola

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Appilla 2012 Fallow

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Appilla 2012 Field peas

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Appilla 2012 Lentils

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Appilla 2012 Wheat

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Appilla, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Appilla, 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.

Appilla SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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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