Calcium pre-seeding trial


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Richard Brake
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Northern Agri Group
Trial location(s) Binnu, WA
Calcium pre-seeding trial locations

To assess the effectiveness of liquid calcium products on yeild in wheat.

Key messages
  • Root development on all treatments showed an improvement over the control.
  • There was no difference in leave developments between the treatments and the control.
  • Calcinit provided the best return on investment with a $131 increase/ha over the untreated control and a $62 increase/ha over the Calbud.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Rhys Carson, PA and AA Carson, Binnu Chris Hourigan, Sales Agronomist, Optima Agriculture Darren Ogley, Regional Sales Manager (WA), Nutrian.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Improvement: Type
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown

Binnu 2010

Sow rate or Target density 55kg/ha
Sow date 28 May 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

30L Agflow, 20L UAN, 10L water, 1.5L Balance 1 + Humates @ 10kg/ha


27th May - Glyphosate 1L 22nd June - Cadence 115gms + LVE Agritone 450mls 6th July - Foliar

Other trial notes

Below average rainfall was received during the growing season, no finishing rains.

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross margin ($/ha)
1 Westonia Control 1.548 366.84
2 Westonia Calsap 1.601 375.68
3 Westonia Calbud 1.783 435.65
4 Westonia Calcium Nitrate 1.964 498.12

Grain yield t/ha


Gross margin $/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Binnu, WA Red sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Binnu, WA Chromosol
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 Binnu WA
2010 324.7mm
2009 358.5mm
2008 398.8mm
2007 280.7mm
2006 313.7mm
2005 342.3mm
2004 319.6mm
2003 338.0mm
2002 333.0mm
2001 338.8mm
2000 381.7mm
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



Binnu WA 2010

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 185mm

Derived climate information

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 report and links

2010 trial report

Trial last modified: 25-06-2019 13:12pm AEST