Profitable future: new rotations for low rainfall environments


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Roy Latta and Shannon Blandthorn (DPI Vic)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Cowangie, VIC
Profitable future: new rotations for low rainfall environments locations

To compare various crops and crop mixtures as alternatives to fallow in the first year of a 2 year cropping rotation.

Key messages

When compared to fallow, the 2005 grain yields from the field pea more than compensated for the subsequent 2006 wheat grain yield reduction.

Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Funding support from National Action Plan through the Mallee CMA and DPI Victoria.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Cowangie 2006

Sow date 25 June 2006
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%)
1 Field pea in 2005 1.1 13.5
2 Field pea in 2005 + N in 2006 1.2 14
3 Fallow in 2005 1.2 13.4
4 Fallow in 2005 + N in 2006 1.3 13.6
5 Field pea/mustard in 2005 0.9 12.9
6 Field pea/mustard in 2005 + N in 2006 1.1 13.3
7 Must + N in 2005 0.9 12.6
8 Must + N in 2005 + N in 2006 0.9 12.8
9 Medic pasture in 2005 1 13
10 Medic pasture in 2005 + N in 2006 1.2 13.6
11 Vetch/triticale in 2005 0.6 12.7
12 Vetch/triticale in 2005 + N in 2006 0.8 12.7

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Cowangie, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Cowangie, VIC Sodosol
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



Derived climate information

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

Cowangie VIC


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

2006 trial report

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