Dry matter and nutritive quality of pasture species

2013

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) San Jolly (Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Dry matter and nutritive quality of pasture species locations
Aims

To investigate the dry matter (DM) productivity and nutritive value (NV) of a range of pasture species sown independently or in conjunction with Fathom barley at Hart in winter and summer.

Key messages
  • Pasture species were out competed when sown with Fathom barley.
  • Even when pasture species were sown as monocultures weed competition reduced biomass production in winter and summer.
  • Fathom barley produced the most dry matter and the vetches and peas performed comparatively well.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Productive Nutrition Pty Ltd
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Method

Crop types Clover
Medic
Sulla
Field peas
Vetch
Lucerne
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Hart 2013 Clover

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Medic

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Sulla

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Field peas

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Vetch

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Lucerne

Sow date 27 May 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 3.7m x 10m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

DAP (18:20) + Zn 2% @ 75 kg/ha

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
National soil grid Source
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

Site 5, Hart SA 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 303mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart SA

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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 report and links

2013 trial report



Trial last modified: 09-12-2019 09:59am AEST