Saltbush alley farming trial at Condobolin

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Richard MacCallum (NSW DPI)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Condobolin, NSW
Saltbush alley farming trial at Condobolin locations

To draw on this previous work and is testing a ‘best bet’ approach to incorporating OMSB into wheat belt farming systems in NSW.

Key messages
  • Past work has indicated that Old Man Saltbush could have a useful place in mixed farming systems in the NSW wheat belt.
  • This is a long term trial designed to have excellent applicability to commercial farms.
  • Initial results show a trend towards less liveweight and fat loss during summer in the plus-saltbush sheep.
  • Results so far are not statistically analysed. More years of data are required before this can happen.
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

This trial is funded by the Central West/Lachlan Grain & Graze program.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Grazing
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown

Condobolin 2006

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 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
Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Condobolin, NSW Kandosol
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 Condobolin NSW
2006 119.2mm
2005 154.3mm
2004 155.8mm
2003 154.0mm
2002 162.4mm
2001 230.3mm
2000 300.5mm
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.

Condobolin NSW


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: 02-05-2018 21:12pm AEST