Understanding soil and water relationships for optimising crop management in variable seasons

2012

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jeremy Lemon (DAFWA)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Southern DIRT
Trial location(s) Amelup, WA
East Frankland, WA
Site 3, Gnowangerup, WA
South Frankland, WA
Site 2, South Stirling, WA
Tenterden, WA
Woogenellup, WA
Understanding soil and water relationships for optimising crop management in variable seasons locations
Aims

To increase grower and adviser understanding of: (i) tools available for better crop management decisions; (ii) soil water relationships and plant available water capacity (PAWC); and (iii) influence of seasonal conditions and PAWC on crop yield potential.

Key messages

Growers and their advisers in the area are more familiar with soil water relations, N dynamics and variation of yield potential in relation to soil types and season. Their integration into Yield Prophet reports has been demonstrated. This should lead to some commercial adoption of Yield Prophet and other crop decision support systems for better management of crops leading to increased profitability through management of seasonal risk.

Lead research organisation Southern DIRT
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SDI00003
Related program Regional Cropping Solutions Network
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Stirlings to Coast Farmers, North Stirlings Pallinup andGillamii.
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
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Trial design

Amelup 2012 Barley

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Amelup 2012 Wheat

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East Frankland 2012 Barley

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East Frankland 2012 Wheat

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Gnowangerup 2012 Barley

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Gnowangerup 2012 Wheat

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South Frankland 2012 Barley

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South Frankland 2012 Wheat

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South Stirling 2012 Barley

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South Stirling 2012 Wheat

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Tenterden 2012 Wheat

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Note: the location of the site given here is just one of seven sites reported in these case studies, and has been provided to enable map search cabability: actual sites included were Tenterden, S Stirling, Woogenellup, S Frankland, E Frankland, G

Tenterden 2012 Barley

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Note: the location of the site given here is just one of seven sites reported in these case studies, and has been provided to enable map search cabability: actual sites included were Tenterden, S Stirling, Woogenellup, S Frankland, E Frankland, G

Woogenellup 2012 Barley

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Woogenellup 2012 Wheat

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Bass S Stirling on sand/gravel with 27+21+10+13 hgN/ha 2.87
2 Oxford Woogenellup on loamy duplex with 9 kgN/ha 4.2
3 Buloke Amelup shallow sandy duplex with 10+28 kgN/ha 2.9
4 Baudin S Stirling on sandy duplex with 28+21+21 kgN/ha 4.36

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Amelup, WA Not specified
East Frankland, WA Not specified
Site 3, Gnowangerup, WA Not specified
South Frankland, WA Not specified
Site 2, South Stirling, WA Not specified
Tenterden, WA Not specified
Woogenellup, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Amelup, WA Sodosol
East Frankland, WA Sodosol
Site 3, Gnowangerup, WA Sodosol
South Frankland, WA Kurosol
Site 2, South Stirling, WA Podosol
Tenterden, WA Sodosol
Woogenellup, WA Tenosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Amelup WA East Frankland WA Site 3, Gnowangerup WA South Frankland WA Site 2, South Stirling WA Tenterden WA Woogenellup WA
2012 479.6mm516.5mm569.6mm544.7mm492.9mm494.6mm443.6mm
2011 412.8mm554.5mm578.5mm568.0mm508.4mm525.2mm439.9mm
2010 393.0mm496.8mm546.1mm516.9mm468.9mm473.1mm388.7mm
2009 467.2mm535.3mm575.1mm555.5mm488.0mm512.5mm453.7mm
2008 462.6mm526.3mm576.5mm561.4mm495.2mm511.5mm424.3mm
2007 407.7mm424.8mm548.0mm538.7mm417.7mm463.2mm376.3mm
2006 423.3mm420.2mm557.7mm531.7mm440.0mm457.4mm374.7mm
2005 475.8mm516.1mm581.8mm547.7mm491.2mm502.4mm417.2mm
2004 461.1mm480.2mm560.2mm534.6mm453.4mm490.8mm400.9mm
2003 443.1mm502.5mm570.2mm561.7mm496.0mm508.5mm402.4mm
2002 421.3mm496.4mm548.6mm551.7mm485.7mm505.1mm415.0mm
2001 388.5mm424.6mm518.2mm507.1mm431.9mm467.8mm402.1mm
2000 444.7mm457.4mm541.5mm548.7mm456.6mm480.6mm447.6mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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.

Amelup WA

East Frankland WA

Site 3, Gnowangerup WA

South Frankland WA

Site 2, South Stirling WA

Tenterden WA

Woogenellup WA

Amelup WA

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East Frankland WA

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Site 3, Gnowangerup WA

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South Frankland WA

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Site 2, South Stirling WA

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Tenterden WA

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Woogenellup WA

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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.



Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST