Evaulation of summer fallow efficiencies during the 2007/08 summer fallow period in Prakes and Forbes districts

2008
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Trial details

Researcher(s) Colin McMaster (NSW DPI)
Ken Motley (NSW DPI)
Year(s) 2008
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Parkes, NSW
Evaulation of summer fallow efficiencies during the 2007/08 summer fallow period in Prakes and Forbes districts locations
Aims

To study the efficiency that summer fallow rainfall was stored for the following winter crop by measureing it at 9 sites in the Parkes and Forbes district during the 2007/08 summer fallow period.

Key messages

Sumemr fallow efficiencies at these sites were generally found to be within the range of 20 to 30%.

Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This work was funded by the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority, Healthy Soils Healthy Landscapes project and the GRDC.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Fallow
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Parkes 2008

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
Parkes, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Parkes, NSW Sodosol
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 Parkes NSW
2008 630.5mm
2007 561.1mm
2006 581.5mm
2005 638.3mm
2004 614.0mm
2003 551.7mm
2002 560.8mm
2001 569.1mm
2000 489.9mm
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.

Parkes NSW

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 report and links

2008 trial report



Trial last modified: 08-07-2019 16:29pm AEST