Profitable future: new rotations for low rainfall environments

2006
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Research organisaton

Trial details

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

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
Acknowledgments

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


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Field peas
Triticale
Medic
Fallow
Mustard
Vetch
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Cowangie 2006 Field peas

Sow date 25 June 2006
Harvest date Not specified
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Cowangie 2006 Triticale

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Cowangie 2006 Medic

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Cowangie 2006 Fallow

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Cowangie 2006 Mustard

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Cowangie 2006 Vetch

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Walpeup 2006 Triticale

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Walpeup 2006 Medic

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Walpeup 2006 Fallow

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Walpeup 2006 Mustard

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Walpeup 2006 Field peas

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Walpeup 2006 Vetch

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Cowangie, VIC Not specified
Walpeup, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Cowangie, VIC Sodosol
Walpeup, VIC Calcarosol
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 Cowangie VIC Walpeup VIC
2006 239.6mm158.9mm
2005 288.7mm207.4mm
2004 248.0mm160.4mm
2003 264.0mm161.1mm
2002 239.1mm118.1mm
2001 270.0mm173.4mm
2000 266.3mm220.3mm
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

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Climate

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

Walpeup VIC

Cowangie VIC

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Walpeup VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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 last modified: 05-12-2019 13:57pm AEST