Morawa trials - fallow

2009 - 2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Simon Teakle (Full Flag Agronomics)
Year(s) 2009 - 2010
Contributor North East Farming Futures
Trial location(s) North East Agricultural Region (NEAR), WA
Morawa trials - fallow locations
Aims

To determine if the use of a fallow cropping system was better and more profitable than a continuous wheat cropping system in the North East Agricultural Region (NEAR).

Key messages
  • The harvest results proved that the fallow treatments did out-yield the continuous wheat treatment with the full / residual herbicide fallow yielding 1.82T/ha the highest of any of the treatments.
  • The continuous wheat treatment yielded 1.02T/ha and also had the lowest protein of all the treatments.
Lead research organisation North East Farming Futures
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source North East Farming Futures (NEFF)
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments
  • Damian Ryan, One Gum Farm, West Morawa
  • Simon Teakle, Full Flag Agronomics
  • Great Northern Rural Services for the use of their weigh trailer.

 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Fallow
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Method
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) 2009 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) 2009 Fallow

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) 2010 Fallow

Sow rate or Target density 60kg/ha
Sow date 25 May 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

50kg/ha DAP Plus drilled at seeding

North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) 2010 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser 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
North East Agricultural Region (NEAR), WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
North East Agricultural Region (NEAR), WA Kandosol
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 North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) WA
2010 242.0mm
2009 258.3mm
2008 267.1mm
2007 220.3mm
2006 267.6mm
2005 258.4mm
2004 224.6mm
2003 238.3mm
2002 223.1mm
2001 245.1mm
2000 273.9mm
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.

North East Agricultural Region (NEAR) WA

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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 report and links

2010 trial report



Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST