Calcium pre-seeding trial


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Richard Brake
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Northern Agri Group
Trial location(s) Site 13, 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 Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration: 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

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

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Trial results Table 1

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

Grain yield t/ha


Gross margin $/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 13, Binnu, WA Red sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 13, Binnu, WA Chromosol
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 13, Binnu WA 2010

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 185mm

Derived climate information

Site 13, 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.

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