Fluid phosphorus in the Mallee Landcare delivery sites

2008

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Simon Craig (BCG)
Jodie Odgers (BCG)
Year(s) 2008
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Hopetoun, VIC
Sea Lake, VIC
Waitchie, VIC
Fluid phosphorus in the Mallee Landcare delivery sites locations
Aims
  • To determine if fluid sources of phosphorus (P) have a greater efficiency for cereal production in the Southern Mallee.
  • To ascertain whether the effectiveness and delivery of micronutrients, such as Zinc (Zn), is improved when supplied as a fluid.
Key messages
  • There was no significant difference in early dry matter (GS30) or grain yield from the application of P at three trial sites at Hopetoun, Sea Lake and Waitchie
  • The addition of chelated Zn and Flutriafol failed to increase grain yield at any of the sites
  • There was no yield difference when P was supplied either as a fluid or a granular product
  • There was no increase in grain yield from the addition of P or Zn at any of the sites.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source NLP
Trial funding source National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Rob Hender, Mick McClelland, Graeme Puckle for hosting these trials.

Funded by the National Landcare Programme and National Action Plan and Salinity and Water Quality in collaboration with the Mallee CMA the representative Landcare groups (Sea Lake, Hopetoun and Waitchie).

Thank you Rob Christie (Incitec Pivot) and Peter Howie (Melbourne University) for sowing the three trials.

Thank you Incitec Pivot for supplying the seeder and fertiliser used in the three trials and support in the cost of tissue analysis.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Fertiliser: Form
Trial type
Trial design

Hopetoun 2008

Sow date 27 May 2008
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Sea Lake 2008

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Waitchie 2008

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Hopetoun, VIC Not specified
Sea Lake, VIC Not specified
Waitchie, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Hopetoun, VIC Tenosol
Sea Lake, VIC Lake
Waitchie, VIC Calcarosol
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 Hopetoun VIC Sea Lake VIC Waitchie VIC
2008 454.1mm500.6mm384.9mm
2007 455.4mm499.9mm409.8mm
2006 441.2mm528.2mm434.2mm
2005 483.1mm565.3mm451.6mm
2004 436.8mm518.4mm389.3mm
2003 429.3mm516.3mm426.3mm
2002 387.1mm469.9mm404.5mm
2001 445.0mm498.5mm472.2mm
2000 453.4mm473.9mm434.9mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Hopetoun VIC

Sea Lake VIC

Waitchie VIC

Hopetoun VIC

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

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Waitchie VIC

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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.



Trial last modified: 04-12-2019 11:20am AEST