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

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Research organisatons

Trial details

Researcher(s) Peter Keating (Bioscience Pty Ltd)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) 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 (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil Improvement
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Buntine 2014

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
Plot replication 9
Psuedoreplication 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

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
Buntine, WA 0 - 10cm 5.10 0.08
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Buntine, WA Sand to sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Buntine, WA Kandosol
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 Buntine WA
2014 136.0mm
2013 154.3mm
2012 164.4mm
2011 156.8mm
2010 119.4mm
2009 144.3mm
2008 187.8mm
2007 156.0mm
2006 163.2mm
2005 150.1mm
2004 141.2mm
2003 146.6mm
2002 102.7mm
2001 97.9mm
2000 171.9mm
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



Buntine WA 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 185mm

Derived climate information

Buntine WA


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.

Trial report and links

2014 trial report

Trial last modified: 30-10-2017 16:19pm AEST