To unlock the soils existing bank of phosphorous and other micro-nutrients


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2017
Contributor North East Farming Futures
Trial location(s) Perenjori,
To unlock the soils existing bank of phosphorous and other micro-nutrients locations

To economically rebuild many of the characteristics of a soil that will improve the viability of the farming system in this dry land cropping enterprise.

Key messages
  • This trial showed that timing of N application is critical to yield potential, this showed that early foliar N had greater significance than application of other nutrients like potassium and trace elements.
  • The trial also showed that seed treatments can develop significantly greater root biomass than unapplied seed.
Lead research organisation North East Farming Futures
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source NLP
Related program N/A
  • NACC
  • National Landcare Programme
  • Farmers, Phil & Bev Logue
  • Hi Tech AG staff Wayne Challis, Luke Freeman, Oliver Kent and Phillip Lee.
  • Perenjori Farming Forward

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Replicated

Perenjori 2017

Sow rate or Target density Justica wheat @ 60 kg/ha
Sow date 10 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 28m x 330m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Screenings (%)
1 Hi Tech Ag 10.3 1322.2 1.05
2 Farmer practice 10.2 1482.5 1.1

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %


Screenings %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Perenjori, Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Perenjori, Tenosol
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 Perenjori
2017 255.2mm
2016 294.8mm
2015 269.8mm
2014 241.2mm
2013 263.0mm
2012 263.7mm
2011 267.7mm
2010 219.2mm
2009 251.1mm
2008 257.1mm
2007 209.8mm
2006 275.6mm
2005 274.4mm
2004 247.1mm
2003 254.9mm
2002 226.0mm
2001 268.1mm
2000 302.6mm
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



Perenjori 2017

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 244mm

Derived climate information



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 last modified: 25-06-2019 13:09pm AEST