Cost effective farming – financial analysis

2005 - 2008
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2005 - 2008
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Cost effective farming – financial analysis locations
Aims

To assess the financial consequences of changing farming systems and inputs, specifically investigating the impact of changing break crop type and reduced fertiliser inputs on subsequent wheat yields and longer term profitability.

Key messages
  • In poorer seasons there is no positive economic reward for high nitrogen fertiliser inputs.
  • Oats and vetch for either grazing or hay consistently provided positive gross margins.
  • Wheat crops which followed a chemical fallow provided the best gross margin in both trials.
  • Aim to maximise profits, not necessarily yields.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thanks to Mike Krause.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Oats
Wheat
Canola
Fallow
Field peas
Vetch
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
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Hart 2005 Oats

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Hart 2005 Wheat

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Hart 2005 Field peas

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Hart 2005 Barley

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Hart 2006 Oats

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Hart 2006 Wheat

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Hart 2006 Field peas

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Hart 2006 Vetch

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Hart 2007 Barley

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Hart 2007 Oats

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Hart 2007 Wheat

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Hart 2007 Canola

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Hart 2007 Fallow

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Hart 2007 Field peas

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Hart 2008 Barley

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Hart 2008 Oats

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Hart 2008 Wheat

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Hart 2008 Canola

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Hart 2008 Fallow

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Hart 2008 Field peas

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Hart 2008 Vetch

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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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