Managing crop growth and water use

2011

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Chris Lawson, Victor Sadras (SARDI) and Glenn McDonald (UoA)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Managing crop growth and water use locations
Aims

To manage the crop canopy and conserve the stored soil moisture so that it might be saved for grain-fill, rather than being used to create early crop growth.

Key messages
  • Wheat dry matter production and total crop nitrogen was significantly lower in wider row spacing treatments.
  • For the all the crops grain yield was significantly lower in the wider row spacing treatments.
  • Treatments imposed to manipulate crop growth were unable to save more soil moisture for grain fill.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2011 Barley

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

Hart 2011 Wheat

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
Site 5, Hart, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
National soil grid Source
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.

Site 5, Hart SA

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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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST