Improving paddock productivity using renovation cropping techniques

2003

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) J Devenish (Department of Agriculture WA)
Frances Hoyle (Department of Agriculture WA)
Leanne Schulz (Department of Agriculture WA)
Contact email fhoyle.consult@gmail.com
Year(s) 2003
Contributor SoilsWest
Trial location(s) University of Western Australia, WA
Improving paddock productivity using renovation cropping techniques locations
Aims

To discuss alternative options to increase organic matter; improve soil properties and provide additional non-chemical control options for weed management, whilst providing a break crop effect.

Key messages
  • Essential plant growth requirements including nutrients and water are influenced by the capacity of the soil to both store and supply these elements.
  • Infiltration of water into soil and the ability for soils to retain water are processes fundamentally important for soil productivity.
  • Management strategies that increase the rate of water infiltration into soils are likely to improve the potential of the soil to capture larger amounts of water.
  • The rate of movement through the soil profile however, may be more important for crop production in terms of influencing the ability of plants to utilise this water.
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Lead research organisation Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Host research organisation Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Trial funding source GRDC DAW628
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Lupins
Wheat
Clover
Medic
Ryegrass
Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

University of Western Australia 2003 Lupins

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
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University of Western Australia 2003 Wheat

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University of Western Australia 2003 Clover

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University of Western Australia 2003 Medic

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University of Western Australia 2003 Ryegrass

Sow date Not specified
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University of Western Australia 2003 Field peas

Sow date Not specified
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
University of Western Australia, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
University of Western Australia, WA Tenosol
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 University of Western Australia WA
2003 63.2mm
2002 60.8mm
2001 59.0mm
2000 62.0mm
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.

University of Western Australia WA

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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: 28-04-2021 20:16pm AEST