Effect of rates, application timing and soil type on the activity of lure H20 soil wetting agent in West Midlands region

2011
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Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Richard Devlin (Living Farm)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor West Midlands Group
Trial location(s) Site 10, Badgingarra, WA
Badgingarra, WA
Dandaragan, WA
Effect of rates, application timing and soil type on the activity of lure H20 soil wetting agent in West Midlands region locations
Aims

To investigate the influence of rate, application timing and soil type of the activity of Lure H20 as a pre-sow soil wetting agent in the cropping phase.

Key messages
  • Soil moisture: Surface soil moisture contents were measured using a soil moisture probe on 19 May 2011- after all treatments had been applied. There had been 14mm of rain at this site in the week prior to measurement. Results ranged from 10.5-12% however there was no significant difference between treatments. The texture of the top soil (loamy sand) indicates that field capacity is typically around 14%.
  • Emergence, crop vigour and biomass: Table 2 lists the in-season measurements taken at the ‘Wathingarra’ yellow sand site on the plots sown with the DBS bar. No assessment of any treatment indicated a response to Lure application. Assessments were also taken of the plots sown with the Morris bar and the rolled DBS plots however there was no significant difference for any of the seeding systems.
  • Yield and grain quality: There was no significant difference in yield between the treatments in either the DBS, DBS + Rolled or the ribbon seeded plots.

 

Lead research organisation Living Farm
Host research organisation West Midlands Group
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00204
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Sincere thanks to SACOA and Justin Matthews for the supply of product and general support of the trials. Thanks to Angela Stuart-Street, DAFWA for soil characterization and to Dr Stephen Davies, DAFWA for technical advice and soil moisture assessments.

Thanks to the farmers John Scotney, Jeff Fordham and Ben McTaggart for trial seeding and management.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Badgingarra 2011

Sow rate or Target density 100kg/ha
Sowing machinery

DBS bar

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

Badgingarra 2011

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

Dandaragan 2011

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sowing machinery Not specified
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
Site 10, Badgingarra, WA Deep yellow sand
Badgingarra, WA Not specified
Dandaragan, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 10, Badgingarra, WA Chromosol
Badgingarra, WA Anthroposol
Dandaragan, WA Anthroposol
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 Site 10, Badgingarra WA Badgingarra WA Dandaragan WA
2011 225.4mm315.4mm151.4mm
2010 218.4mm312.1mm131.6mm
2009 260.9mm336.4mm157.7mm
2008 281.5mm315.7mm177.0mm
2007 207.4mm267.7mm140.6mm
2006 221.0mm310.4mm149.6mm
2005 271.4mm332.3mm143.3mm
2004 209.5mm308.7mm126.6mm
2003 231.9mm297.5mm151.8mm
2002 216.3mm259.5mm129.1mm
2001 203.4mm288.7mm140.0mm
2000 232.6mm384.0mm166.7mm
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

Site 10, Badgingarra WA 2011


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 433mm

Derived climate information

Site 10, Badgingarra WA

Badgingarra WA

Dandaragan WA

Site 10, Badgingarra WA

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Badgingarra WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Dandaragan 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.



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