How does deep ripping affect nitrogen requirements 

2015

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Stuart Wakelam
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Northern Agri Group
Trial location(s) Binnu, WA
How does deep ripping affect nitrogen requirements  locations
Aims

To investigate the effects of deep ripping on the need for N fertiliser, and to compare the effectiveness of N applied at seeding compared to late tillering.

Key messages
  • Deep ripping was very worth while at this site but had not effet of lowering crop requirements for N in this situation.
  • Nitrogen requirements may have been lower after deep ripping if there had been more organic N to mineralise (say after a lupin crop) and/or the soil had higher mineralised N levels that were subjected to more leaching pressure.
  • After deep ripping, high N inputs may be more effective delyaed until late tillering. 
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Binnu 2015

Sow rate or Target density 60kg/ha Mace
Sow date 13 May 2015
Harvest date 30 October 2015
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

13 May - 80kg.ha Big Phos + 30kg/ha MoP banded below the seed (basal)

30 Jun - Flexi-N

Soil amelioration

Back half of site deep ripped to 30cm immediately after seeding.

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Treatment 3
Protein (%) Nitrogen use efficiency (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Profit ($/ha)
1 Mace Not deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 11.3 - 1.08 -
2 Mace Not deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 12 37 1.3 21
3 Mace Not deep ripped 100 Flexi N at Sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 11.7 31 1.54 46
4 Mace Not deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 50 Flexi-N at late tillering 11.6 44 1.39 40
5 Mace Not deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 100 Flexi-N at late tillering 12.3 44 1.59 56
6 Mace Not deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 100 Flexi-N at late tillering 12.7 40 1.79 71
7 Mace Deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 11.5 - 2.06
8 Mace Deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 11.7 43 2.32 31
9 Mace Deep ripped 100 Flexi N at Sowing 0 Flexi-N at Late tillering 11.6 31 2.5 43
10 Mace Deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 50 Flexi-N at late tillering 11.4 32 2.28 16
11 Mace Deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 100 Flexi-N at late tillering 11.6 57 2.89 136
12 Mace Deep ripped 0 Flexi-N at sowing 100 Flexi-N at late tillering 11.8 45 2.99 126

Grain yield t/ha


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Nitrogen use efficiency %


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Profit $/ha


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Protein %


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Binnu, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Binnu, WA Tenosol
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

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Climate

Binnu WA 2015


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 253mm

Derived climate information

Binnu WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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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