Phosphate efficacy in no-till wheat amended with biocarbon 2010

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Andrew Bird
Greg Butler
Year(s) 2010
Contributor South Australian No-till Farmers Association
Trial location(s) Streaky Bay, SA
Phosphate efficacy in no-till wheat amended with biocarbon 2010 locations

To test the efficacy of DAP banded with low rates of biochar

Key messages

Low rates of bandxed biochar have some influence on DAP efficacy however biochar spread, or banded without DAP reduced yield.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source NREP
Related program N/A

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula.

Other trial partners SANTFA, SARDI
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application Method
  • Fertiliser: Form
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fertiliser: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Streaky Bay 2010

Sow date 10 June 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 4
Psuedoreplication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Treatment 3
Treatment 4
Treatment 5
Treatment 6
Treatment 7
Treatment 8
Treatment 9
Treatment 10
Treatment 11
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Nil 2.018
2 DAP 35 kg/ha banded 2.205
3 DAP 70 kg/ha banded 2.235
4 DAP 35 kg/ha banded + 5 T/ha Biochar spread 2.238
5 DAP 70 kg/ha banded + 5 T/ha Biochar spread 2.37
6 DAP 35 kg/ha banded + 35 kg/ha Biochar banded 2.213
7 DAP 70 kg/ha banded + 35 kg/ha Biochar banded 2.27
8 DAP 35 kg/ha banded + 175 kg/ha Biochar banded 2.188
9 DAP 70 kg/ha banded + 175 kg/ha Biochar banded 2.253
10 35 kg/ha Biochar banded 1.955
11 175 kg/ha Biochar banded 1.97
12 5 T/ha Biochar spread 1.97

Grain yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Streaky Bay, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
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 Streaky Bay SA
2010 108.5mm
2009 120.8mm
2008 103.0mm
2007 82.1mm
2006 94.0mm
2005 105.3mm
2004 107.8mm
2003 111.2mm
2002 96.4mm
2001 101.9mm
2000 105.1mm
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Streaky Bay SA


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.

Trial report and links

2010 trial report

Trial last modified: 22-05-2019 12:03pm AEST