Landmark pasture trial

2017

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Daniel Pledge (Landmark)
Year(s) 2017
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Kohinoor Road Kingscote, SA
Playford Hwy, SA
Landmark pasture trial locations
Aims

To determine whether ryegreass or clover are the best fit for Kangaroo Island in terms of heading date and seasonal growth patterns.

Key messages

Farmers planning to renovate pasture’s can face an almost bewildering choice of varieties to select from. Victorian perennial rye grass is one of the best known of the ryegrass varieties and is still used by many. However, given it was developed and released in the early 1900’s it’s been superseded by many new and improved varieties. To look at this another way, this would compare to you buying rams from a breeder that had not done any genetic improvement in his flock for 100 years. 

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source Landmark
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Sponsors

• PGG Wrightson

• Valley Seeds

• Dyna-Gro

• Heritage Seeds

• Pasture Genetics

• Stephen Pasture Seeds

• Upper Murray Seeds

• AGKI - for the hire of the cone seeder & Landmark’s contribution towards its maintenance and improvements.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Clover
Grasses
Ryegrass
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Kohinoor Road Kingscote 2017 Clover

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Kohinoor Road Kingscote 2017 Grasses

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Kohinoor Road Kingscote 2017 Ryegrass

Sow date 2 June 2017
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Playford Hwy 2017 Clover

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Playford Hwy 2017 Ryegrass

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Playford Hwy 2017 Grasses

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
Kohinoor Road Kingscote, SA Not specified
Playford Hwy, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
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 Kohinoor Road Kingscote SA Playford Hwy SA
2017 579.1mm528.9mm
2016 592.0mm506.5mm
2015 555.4mm486.1mm
2014 587.3mm549.7mm
2013 582.4mm545.1mm
2012 578.5mm536.6mm
2011 596.2mm532.5mm
2010 581.9mm532.2mm
2009 558.4mm505.7mm
2008 538.5mm462.2mm
2007 540.5mm451.8mm
2006 569.3mm509.6mm
2005 545.9mm524.2mm
2004 561.9mm545.1mm
2003 582.2mm560.2mm
2002 565.9mm517.3mm
2001 585.1mm535.1mm
2000 575.4mm523.5mm
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

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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.

Kohinoor Road Kingscote SA

Playford Hwy SA

Kohinoor Road Kingscote SA

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Playford Hwy SA

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

2017 trial report



Trial last modified: 28-11-2019 10:02am AEST