Twelve alternative pastures in the Upper North

2011

Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Upper North Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 1, Morchard, SA
Twelve alternative pastures in the Upper North locations
Aims

The purpose of the trial was to compare growth rates and dry matter production of alternative pastures with traditional medic pastures

Key messages

Key Messages Amount and quality of feed are important considerations when grazing livestock Barley and canola/vetch had fastest early growth rate to 21st August Oats/vetch and canola had the fastest growth rate between 21st August and 28th September Alternative pastures produced more dry matter overall than medic varieties

Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Upper North Farming Systems
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Acknowledgements Gilmour Catford (Morchard farmer); Andrew Lake (seed distribution, Pristine Forage Technologies); JakeHowie (SARDI); Craig John (Juncea oilseed, Viterra); Phil Green (fertiliser distribution and low drift nozzles, Northern Ag, Booleroo Crentre); Larn McMurray (seed distribution, SARDI); Barry Mudge (paddock activities); Nigel Wilhelm (trial sowing, SARDI); Peter Telfer (trial sowing, SARDI) Product acknowledgement Le-Mat – registered trademark of Bayer RoundUp Powermax – registered trademark of Nufarm Select – registered trademark of Ar


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Oats
Medic
Canola
Vetch
Mixed species
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing: Timing
Trial type
Trial design

Morchard 2011 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified

Morchard 2011 Oats

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified

Morchard 2011 Medic

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
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Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
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Morchard 2011 Canola

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified

Morchard 2011 Vetch

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified

Morchard 2011 Mixed species

Sow date 6 May 2011
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 15m x 2.2m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

50 kg/ha DAP

Herbicide

1 L/ha PowerMax prior to seeding 500 mL/ha Select, 250 mL/ha Targa and 1% Hasten (at robust rates) was applied on 3rd July.

Insecticide

50 mL/ha Lemat prior to seeding

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Trial results Table 1

@T1: 2/7/2010 @T2: 21/8/2010 @T3: 28/9/2010 @T4: 4/11/2010
# Treatment 1
Dry matter grazed (kg/ha) Dry matter (kg/ha) Dry matter (kg/ha) Dry matter (kg/ha)
1 Angel Medic SR 1 0.64 748.9 4719.4 2243.1
1 Angel Medic SR 2 0.68 914.3 3997.3 2218.8
1 Cheetah Medic 0.69 751.1 4158 4479.1
1 Jaguar Medic 0.69 956.7 5217.9 3013.9
2 Jester Medic 0.7 710.9 5710.3 3288.2
2 Tarcoola Canola 64.6 2603.1 7263.9 6604.7
2 Canola + Vetch 68.8 2825.9 4839.8 6879.4
2 Oats + Vetch 145.8 2457.9 9113.6 9949.6
3 Morava Vetch 40.3 998.3 4602.8 3923.6
3 Oasis Juncea 100.7 3562.8 5923.8 6578.2
3 Hindmarsh barley 159.7 3806.3 7210.8 9794.9
3 Morgan Peas 159.7 1891.3 5238.2 5365.4
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Morchard, SA Red clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, 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 1, Morchard SA 2011


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 233mm

Derived climate information

Site 1, 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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