Bioprime: Impact on Yield, Soil Carbon Accumulation and Nitrogen Use


Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) Peter Keating, Bioscience Pty Ltd
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Buntine, WA
Bioprime: Impact on Yield, Soil Carbon Accumulation and Nitrogen Use locations

Trials from over four years are examining different rates and timing of application of Bioprime, a liquid soil amendment which changes soil microbiology. The aim is to relate measured plant growth and yield improvement to changes in microbial populations in the soil around roots, and to show how these changes and different ways of applying nitrogen (N) impact on soil carbon accumulation.

Key messages
Not specified
Lead research organisation Bioscience Pty Ltd
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Richard Devlin and Living Farm staff.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Cereal: Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated
Sow rate or Target density 75 kg/ha
Sowing machinery Not specified
Sow date 7 June 2014
Sow date 07 June 2014
Plot size 12m x 1.83m
Plot replication 9
Plot blocking Not specified
Plot randomisation Not specified
Paddock history 2011: wheat, 2012: wheat, 2013: wheat

07/06/2014: 30 kg/ha Superphosphate, 17kg/ha Potassium sulphate, 30 kg/ha Urea


05/06/2014: 118 g/ha Sakura, 2.5 L/ha Avadex, 400 mL/ha Diuron, 2 L/ha Spray.Seed

Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
Seed treatment Not specified
Inoculant Not specified
Tillage Not specified
Other trial notes

For further information, contact Dr Peter Keating, Managing Director, Bioscience Pty Ltd

(08) 9397 2446

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 5, Buntine, WA 0 - 10cm 5.10 0.08
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Buntine, WA Sand to sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Buntine, WA Kandosol
National soil grid Source
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



Site 5, Buntine WA 2014

Observed climate information
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 185mm
Derived climate information
BOM Data source HAKEA [996] 9km proximity to trial site location


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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.