Craig Topham and Bindi Isbister
Site 7, Mullewa, WA
Growers and advisers have a better understanding of the benefits of deep ripping and in particular depth of deep ripping required to optimise crop yield & profit. They also better understand where the cost is worthwhile (rainfall zones, soil types) and very importantly how long the benefit lasts for in a CTF system.
Growers and advisers will be able to assess the likely cost-benefit to them/their clients of deep ripping.
|Lead research organisation||
Grains Research and Development Corporation
|Host research organisation||
|Trial funding source||GRDC GER9|
Regional Cropping Solutions Network
Thank you very much to the host farmers Ben Cripps, Paul Messina, Spring Park Farms, Matt Freeman and Braden Bagley.
Thank you to DAFWA GRDC funded project DAW00243 for providing advice on trial setup, assistance with soil compaction assessments and result interpretation.
Thanks to Richard Riddle, Data into Profit for data analysis via crop manager.
|Other trial partners||Precision Agriculture|
|Sow rate or Target density||60kg/ha|
controlled traffic farming system 3:1 ratio 40ft header, 60ft seeder, 120ft sprayer 36.4, 6.05m ripper
|Sow date||4 May 2016|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||36m x 500m|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
|Soil amelioration||<ul> <li>Ripped 550mm (control)</li> <li>Ripped 300mm</li> </ul>|
|Rainfall trial gsr (mm)||242mm|
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.