Nutrient type and rate

2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Mark and Sue Stoeckel, Peter Treloar (Precision Ag services and Vision Ag), Richard Saunders (Rural Solutions SA), Michael Moodie (Sustainable Farming Inc.) and Mike Mooney (MSF)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Society of Precision Agriculture Australia
Trial location(s) Puringa-Murtho, SA
Nutrient type and rate locations
Aims
  • To encourage Mark Stoeckel, Paringa-Murtho grain grower, to test a small range of nutrient and rate treatments on his paddock.
  • To use precision yield mapping to provide an accurate analysis of the trial.
  • To demonstrate Precision Agriculture technologies, especially variable rate to demonstrate reduced risk and maximised return in continuous cropping systems.
  • To show the benefits of using EM38 and 'Your Soils Potential' soil testing service to map subsoil constraints.
  • To demonstrate and extend the benefits of precision agriculture technology to SA Mallee growers.
Key messages

Variable rate fertiliser application has a real and profitable place in the Mallee when combined with good paddock science. The precision technology gives the ability to examine the yield data for many effects including other possible influencing factors such as elevation, slope aspect or orientation to the sun, and probably many others.

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) and run in conjunction with Caring for our Country and Department of Environment and Natural Resources


Other trial partners Mark and Sue Stoeckel, Growers, Bunyip Reach
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
Trial type Precision agriculture
Trial design Not applicable

Puringa-Murtho 2010

Sow date 8 May 2010 8 May 2010 except &a
Harvest date 23 December 2010
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Treatment 3
Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) Gross margin ($/ha) Grain yield (t/ha) Water use efficiency (kg/mm)
1 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 42 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 9 72.4 323.95 1.703 10.4
2 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 42 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 10.3 72.6 322.3 1.695 10.3
3 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 42 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 11.7 72.2 187.7 1.055 6.4
4 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 9.2 72.2 305.25 1.614 9.8
5 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 10.5 73.2 302.25 1.6 9.8
6 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 11.9 72.4 185.94 1.046 6.4
7 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha sown 4 weeks late DAP @ 45 kg/ha 8.4 72.4 348.67 1.821 11.1
8 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha sown 4 weeks late DAP @ 45 kg/ha 9.4 74 382.31 1.981 12.1
9 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha sown 4 weeks late DAP @ 45 kg/ha 10.9 74.8 274.25 1.467 8.9
10 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 60 kg/ha 9.4 72.4 321.33 1.744 10.6
11 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 60 kg/ha 10.5 73.8 31.48 1.713 10.5
12 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 60 kg/ha 11.1 72.8 170.25 1.025 6.3
13 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha 8.8 72.4 320.53 1.526 9.3
14 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha 8.9 73 336 1.6 9.8
15 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha 10.6 73.4 221.67 1.056 6.4
16 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha + 90 kg/ha urea 10.2 73.2 366.67 2.121 12.9
17 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha + 90 kg/ha urea 10.2 73 332.85 1.96 12
18 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha + 90 kg/ha urea 11.7 75.2 175.88 1.213 7.4
19 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 30 kg/ha 8.6 72.4 304.17 1.556 9.5
20 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 30 kg/ha 8.7 72.6 313.5 1.6 9.8
21 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 30 kg/ha 11.3 73 201.5 1.067 6.5
22 Rise Gladius seed @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 8.9 72.6 298.98 1.565 9.6
23 Mid-slope Gladius seed @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 8.6 72.2 300.52 1.573 9.6
24 Flat Gladius seed @ seed rate 45 kg/ha DAP @ 45 kg/ha 10.3 73 184.07 1.018 6.2
25 Rise Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha + 2L foliar copper DAP @ 45 kg/ha 8.8 72.4 297.63 1.599 9.7
26 Mid-slope Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha + 2L foliar copper DAP @ 45 kg/ha 10.3 73.4 302.58 1.611 9.8
27 Flat Gladius seed + Zn @ seed rate 45 kg/ha + 2L foliar copper DAP @ 45 kg/ha 12.1 72.2 205.75 1.15 7

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Puringa-Murtho, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Puringa-Murtho, SA Calcarosol
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

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Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Puringa-Murtho 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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