Agpipe drainage investigation


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Lyn Dohle (Rural Solutions SA)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Birchmore Road, SA
Agpipe drainage investigation locations
  • To investigate the use of slotted drainpipe (Agpipe) for removal of water from waterlogged crops.
Key messages

We now have excellent background data, collected over two seasons, to enable comparison of the effectiveness of the agpipes.

Lead research organisation Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Many thanks to the trial sponsors:

  • State NRM Community Action Grant administered by AgKI, and
  • L & C Berry for providing the trial site.

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 Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Birchmore Road 2012

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
Birchmore Road, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Birchmore Road, SA Sodosol
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 Birchmore Road SA
2012 491.8mm
2011 509.4mm
2010 511.5mm
2009 511.1mm
2008 469.7mm
2007 443.3mm
2006 496.3mm
2005 478.2mm
2004 487.3mm
2003 516.8mm
2002 494.3mm
2001 506.0mm
2000 514.4mm
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.

Birchmore Road SA


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

2012 trial report

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