The effect of soil ameliorants on canola establishment


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Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Irrigated Cropping Council
Trial location(s) Site 2, Kerang, VIC
Related trials
The effect of soil ameliorants on canola establishment locations

The study the effects of soil ameliorants on the establishment of canola.

Key messages

The high rate of gypsum (3.0 t/ha) was the best ameliorant, with all other ameliorants and rates performing better than the control (no ameliorant).

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAN000198
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration: Type
  • Soil amelioration: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Kerang 2014

Sow rate or Target density 40 pl/m2
Sow date 28 April 2014 late April
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 15m x 1.42m
Plot replication 3
Paddock history 2013 wheat, 2012 canola, 2011 fabas

125 kg/ha DAP at sowing


1.25 l/ha glyphosate 450 + 75 ml/ha Goal 26/04/14

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Establishment plants (plants/m2)
1 Gypsum 1.5 t/ha 46.4
2 Gypsum 3.0 t/ha 54.4
3 Gypsum + Lime 1.5 t/ha 41.5
4 Gypsum + Lime 3.0 t/ha 45.5
5 Lime 1.5 t/ha 43.5
6 Lime 3.0 t/ha 46.4
7 No ameliorant 35.3
8 PAM 5 kg/ha 40.8

Establishment plants plants/m2

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Kerang, VIC Clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Kerang, VIC Vertosol
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



Site 2, Kerang VIC 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 232mm

Derived climate information

Site 2, Kerang VIC


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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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Trial last modified: 06-09-2017 11:27am AEST