Plant available water (PAW) information and tools for better crop management decisions for Albany and Esperance RCSN zone consultants and growers

2014

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Frank D'Emden (PAA)
Elisa Spengler (RAIN)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network Inc
Trial location(s) Site 3, Nyabing, WA
Plant available water (PAW) information and tools for better crop management decisions for Albany and Esperance RCSN zone consultants and growers locations
Aims

To (i) identify gaps in soil descriptions for the Esperance and Albany Zones (this project will assist growers to make better informed decisions when it comes to addressing their soil constraints and crop management decisions); and (ii) upskill growers and industry on the tools and models available to them and how to interpret the data generated from soil moisture probes through extension activities and workshops.

Key messages
  • This project has had a large impact on Albany and Esperance growers.
  • The underrepresented soil types are now predominantly covered making the Yield Prophet project more relevant to the area.
  • Growers can access the information in the paddock on smart phones and tablets.
  • This enables them to make better informed decisions when it comes to soil inputs and management.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC RAI00003
Related program Regional Cropping Solutions Network
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified

Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
  • Soil: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Nyabing 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Nyabing, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Nyabing, WA Sodosol
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 Site 3, Nyabing WA
2014 509.4mm
2013 512.6mm
2012 517.8mm
2011 517.3mm
2010 492.6mm
2009 506.7mm
2008 516.8mm
2007 495.8mm
2006 502.7mm
2005 518.5mm
2004 508.1mm
2003 515.4mm
2002 503.2mm
2001 486.0mm
2000 506.6mm
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.

Site 3, Nyabing 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: 22-05-2019 10:37am AEST