Product enhancers


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) Stuart Wakelam
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Northern Agri Group
Trial location(s) Site 6, Binnu, WA
Product enhancers locations

To determine whether phosphorous (P) recovery could be improved with the use of 'product enhancers', or by 'biologically enhanced fertiliser approach'.

Key messages
  • From soil tests we knew that P was going to be the limiting factor.
  • This trial shows that there is no substitue for keeping your P rates up. For example a ~$90/ha investment achieved a return of $483/ha.
  • It also show the importance of soil testing.
  • Plant analysis did not show any improvement in P uptake from either product enhancer and neither of these'enhancers' improved crop yeilds.
Lead research organisation CSBP
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Fertiliser: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Binnu 2011

Sow rate or Target density 80kg/ha
Sow date 12 May 2011
Harvest date 20 October 2011
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

12th May - 1.8L/ha Treflan, 35g/ha logran 14th June - Z14 Flexi-N. Sprayed 500ml/ha Jaguar for radish


12 May - 300ml/ha Lorsban

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Hectolitre weight (kg/hL) Screenings (%)
1 Wyalkatchem 11 1.62 82 0.7
2 48 Flexi N 10.4 1.84 81 0.6
3 36 FN 40 Agflow extra 10.6 2.86 82 0.6
4 36 FN 40 Agflow extra + enhancer 1 10.3 2.79 82 0.5
5 36 FN 40 Agflow extra + enhancer 2 10.5 2.79 82 0.5
6 32 FN 79 'NP Crop' + Western Minerals seed dressing 10.4 2.52 82 0.5
7 24 FN 80 Agflow extra 11.1 3.15 81 0.4
8 160 Agflow extra 10.6 3.91 82 0.5

Grain yield t/ha


Hectolitre weight kg/hL


Protein %


Screenings %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 6, Binnu, WA Gravelly sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 6, Binnu, WA Anthroposol
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 6, Binnu WA
2011 133.1mm
2010 86.0mm
2009 103.0mm
2008 138.1mm
2007 89.6mm
2006 89.7mm
2005 108.5mm
2004 94.5mm
2003 109.1mm
2002 99.0mm
2001 106.7mm
2000 128.6mm
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



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 6, Binnu WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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 last modified: 11-07-2019 16:11pm AEST