UNFS time of sowing trial

2012

Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) UNFS
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 7, Condobolin, NSW
Site 2, Morchard, SA
UNFS time of sowing trial locations
Aims

In 2012 the UNFS attempted to validate this early work conducted by the CSIRO. Seed of a long season variety Eaglehawk was sourced. This variety is Prime Hard Quality in NSW and so would be AH in SA.The aim was to conduct a time of sowing trial using three varieties at three times of sowing:- an early maturing variety (Axe), mid season maturing (Frame) and late maturing (Eaglehawk). Ideally the three sowing times were to be 1) mid April 2) early to mid May and 3) early to mid June.

Key messages
  • Slow maturing varieties sown early have potential to increase profitability, even in low rainfall areas.
  • The late break to the season in 2012 in the UN, did not allow the long season variety to perform.
  • Dry sowing of wheat 5 weeks before the opening rains produced equal or higher yields to wheat sown on the break.
Lead research organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
Trial type
Trial design

Condobolin 2012

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified

Morchard 2012

Sow rate or Target density 140 plants/m2
Sow date 20 April 2012
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

50kg/ha DAP

Herbicide

30gm Logran and 1.2lt/ha glyphosate on12th April

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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
Site 7, Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Site 2, Morchard, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 7, Condobolin, NSW Anthroposol
Site 2, Morchard, 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

Site 2, Morchard SA 2012


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 115.5mm

Derived climate information

Site 7, Condobolin SA

Site 2, Morchard SA

Site 7, Condobolin SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Site 2, Morchard 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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Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST