Forbes soil amelioration trials

2000 - 2001
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Ken Motley (NSW Agriculture)
Andrew Rice (CWFS)
Year(s) 2000 - 2001
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gunning Gap, NSW
Forbes soil amelioration trials locations
Aims

To report on the Forbes soil amelioration trials.

Key messages
  • No significant yield response was recorded in either year.
  • The trial site appeared to be badly affected by rhizoctonia root rot in 2000.
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thanks go to the trial cooperators and Greg Gibson for technical assistance.
Arthur Gilmore did the statistical analysis.
The Central West Farming Systems Group, Grain Growers Association, Walkers Ag-N-Vet and GRDC
funded these trials.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil amelioration
Trial type
Trial design

Gunning Gap 2000 Barley

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Gunning Gap 2000 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Gunning Gap 2001 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Gunning Gap 2001 Barley

Sow rate or Target density 45 kg/ha Dollarbird,
Sow date 17 May 2001
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Barley in 2001

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Nil 2.58
2 2 t/ha lime 3.17
3 4 t/ha lime 3.22
4 6 t/ha lime 3.2
5 8 t/ha lime 3.03
6 4 t/ha gypsum 3.34

Grain yield t/ha


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Trial results Wheat in 2000

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Nil 2.42
2 1.5 t/ha lime 2.5
3 3 t/ha lime 2.57
4 4.5 t/ha lime 2.87

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Gunning Gap, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Gunning Gap, NSW Chromosol
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.

Gunning Gap NSW

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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 13:27pm AEST