Chicken manure

2011

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nicole Dimos (SPAA), Tim Neal (Precision Agriculture), Neil McMillan and James Mwendwa (CWFS)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
Trial location(s) Site 2, Rankin Springs, NSW
Chicken manure locations
Aims

To economically, increase cereal crop yields on poor performing sand rises incorporating chicken manure at sowing in the in cropping paddocks.

Key messages

The trial went well in 2011 because the manure coverage was good. Michael was disappointed with the results from the deep rip treatments with or without lime, because there was no significant yield difference compared to the control and hence no economic gain. However applying chicken manure at 2t/ha resulted in an increase in yield (especially from the most acidic sand rises) with a considerable economic gain/return. Therefore, as a result of these trials Michael is going to implement a strategic manure application programme with the objective of increasing his paddocks yield and profitability while reducing the impact of the sand rises. Fellow growers in the area have embraced the trial outcomes and most of them are keen to adopt a similar strategy in their cropping system since chicken manure is widely available in the area.

Lead research organisation Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SPA000010
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This project was funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)


Other trial partners Michael Pfitzner (Property owner)
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Method

Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Soil: Type
Trial type Precision agriculture
Trial design Not applicable

Rankin Springs 2011

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

2t/ha chicken manure, dynamic lifter 200kg/ha .

Soil amelioration

Lime and deep ripping.

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 No Manure (good biomass) 2.6
2 No Manure (average biomass) 1.7
3 No Manure (poor biomass) 0.9
4 2011 Manure (good biomass) 3.2
5 2011 Manure (average biomass) 2.1
6 2011 Manure (poor biomass) 1.3
7 2009 & 2011 Manure (good biomass) 2.7
8 2009 & 2011 Manure (average biomass) 2.2
9 2009 & 2011 Manure (poor biomass) 1.7

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Rankin Springs, NSW Sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Rankin Springs, NSW Kandosol
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, Rankin Springs NSW

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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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