Cropping systems

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Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Jaeschke, Matt Dare and Jack Desbiolles (UoSA)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) , SA
Cropping systems locations

To compare the performance of 3 seeding systems and 2 nutrition strategies. This is a rotation trial to assess the longer term effects of seeding systems and higher fertiliser input systems.

Key messages
  • There was no significant difference between sowing systems or level of nutrition on grain yield.
  • Levels of brome grass were higher under the early sowing no-till plots and annual ryegrass was lower in the disc system.
  • There is very little difference in long term gross margin between seeding system or level of nutrition.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked


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
, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
, SA Anthroposol
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.



Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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: 05-06-2019 13:45pm AEST