Practice for Profit trial

2015
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Lilly Martin (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) East Dalwallinu, WA
Practice for Profit trial locations
Aims

To examine the difference in profitability between low and high input cropping practices over an extended period of time and to determine the effect these practices are having on soil carbon.

Key messages
  • Higher rainfall in 2015 allowed the crop to capitalise on extra nutrient availability with the top three treatments (canola, wheat and field pea) under a high input rotation.
  • Low input on continuous wheat rotation is returning the highest gross margin in this scenario.
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation Liebe Group
Trial funding source Australian Government
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. Thank you to the Mills family for hosting the trial, to CSBP for trial support and to CSIRO for donating the weather station.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Wheat
Field peas
Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
Trial type
Trial design

East Dalwallinu 2015 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified

East Dalwallinu 2015 Field peas

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified

East Dalwallinu 2015 Canola

Sow date 8 May 2015 08 May 2015
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 8.8m x 12m
Plot replication 3
Herbicide

08/05/2015: 1.5 L/ha Glyphosate, 2 L/ha Trifluralin

29/07/2015: 300 mL/ha Lontrel, 1% Hasten

04/09/2015: 1 L/ha Velocity, 1% Hasten

Fungicide

29/07/2015: 150 mL/ha Prosaro

Pesticide

08/05/2015: 500 mL/ha Chlorpyrifos

29/07/2015: 400 mL/ha Alpha-cypermethrin

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
East Dalwallinu, WA 0 - 10cm 5.70 0.11
East Dalwallinu, WA 10 - 20cm 7.10
East Dalwallinu, WA 20 - 40cm 7.50
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
East Dalwallinu, WA Loamy clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
East Dalwallinu, 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 East Dalwallinu WA
2015 313.1mm
2014 266.0mm
2013 313.1mm
2012 309.7mm
2011 288.9mm
2010 265.3mm
2009 286.5mm
2008 314.0mm
2007 276.0mm
2006 277.8mm
2005 242.3mm
2004 259.5mm
2003 282.6mm
2002 232.5mm
2001 266.2mm
2000 340.9mm
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

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Climate

East Dalwallinu WA 2015


Observed climate information

Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 236mm

Derived climate information

East Dalwallinu WA

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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: 11-12-2019 10:33am AEST