Peter Keating (Bioscience Pty Ltd)
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.
|Lead research organisation||
Bioscience Pty Ltd
|Host research organisation||N/A|
Richard Devlin and Living Farm staff.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Sow rate or Target density||75 kg/ha|
|Sow date||7 June 2014 07 June 2014|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||12m x 1.83m|
|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
|Rainfall avg gsr (mm)||185mm|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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