Yuna trial results - fallow on sand

2009 - 2010

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Bernie Quade (Landmark)
Year(s) 2009 - 2010
Contributor North East Farming Futures
Trial location(s) East Yuna, WA
Yuna trial results - fallow on sand locations
Aims

To investigate low risk, best bet strategies for the low rainfall cropping zone

Key messages
  • The spraytopped treatment and the fallow treatment both yielded significantly better than wheat on wheat in 2010.
  • Weed burden was high in the wheat on wheat in the second year while the spraytopped treatment was slightly cleaner followed by the fallow which was virtually weed free.
Lead research organisation North East Farming Futures
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments
  • Phil Vlahov for seeding, spraying and harvesting the trial.
  • Bernie Quade of Landmark Geraldton
  • DAFWA for initial trial design and setup.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Fallow
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Soil: Preparation
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Replicated

East Yuna 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

East Yuna 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

East Yuna 2010 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density 60kg
Sow date 11 May 2010
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

120kg (85% Agras, 15% Mo P)

East Yuna 2010 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
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Trial results Table 1

@T1: 2009 @T2: 2009 @T3: 2010 @T4: 2010
# Treatment 1
Gross margin ($/ha) Income ($/ha) Cost ($/ha) Income ($/ha) Cost ($/ha)
1 Wheat on wheat 38 152 218 333 229
1 Wheat on fallow 155 0 49 407 203
1 Wheat on spraytop 152 0 42 397 203
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
East Yuna, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
East Yuna, WA Tenosol
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 East Yuna WA
2010 64.7mm
2009 60.8mm
2008 86.8mm
2007 60.3mm
2006 66.7mm
2005 78.1mm
2004 69.8mm
2003 76.6mm
2002 67.1mm
2001 55.7mm
2000 87.0mm
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.

East Yuna 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 last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST