Agpipe drainage investigation


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Keith Bolto (Rural Solutions SA)
Lyn Dohle (Rural Solutions SA)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) , SA
Agpipe drainage investigation locations
  • To investigate an agronomic solution to waterlogging through the use of Agpipe.
Key messages
  • In this trial the Agpipe was not effective in the bottom of a gully.
  • Key limitation is likely to be the flow of water through the soil to the agpipe.
  • Agpipe spacing is critical for it to be effective, future trial work should help determine required spacings.
Lead research organisation Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Thanks to the trial sponsors:

  • GRDC funding administered by AgKI, and 
  • Pontifex family for providing trial site and installing agpipe.

Other trial partners Rural Solutions SA
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Crop type Oilseed: Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Adverse Effects Management: Waterlogging
  • Management systems: Soil engineering
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown


Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication 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
, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
, SA Chromosol
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 SA
2011 594.1mm
2010 595.3mm
2009 596.9mm
2008 570.9mm
2007 539.9mm
2006 585.3mm
2005 587.5mm
2004 589.3mm
2003 597.9mm
2002 563.7mm
2001 570.4mm
2000 580.5mm
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.



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

2011 trial report

Trial last modified: 15-12-2021 09:43am AEST