Evaluation of perennial forage legumes on Eyre Peninsula

2011

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jessica Crettenden (SARDI)
Roy Latta (SARDI)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Edillilie, SA
Greenpatch, SA
Minnipa, SA
Rudall, SA
Evaluation of perennial forage legumes on Eyre Peninsula locations
Aims
  • To identify alternative perennial legumes to lucerne suitable for incorporation within cropping systems, there are at least 3 options potentially adapted to areas within the Eyre Peninsula environment.
Key messages

Fifteen months after establishment the study has shown:

  • Lucerne to be well adapted to good Eyre Peninsula cropping soils.
  • Cullen and Tedera to be more persistent and productive than lucerne on shallow calcareous and highly acidic soils respectively.
  • Sulla to be highly productive on good lower EP cropping soils in the growing season following  establishment.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UA00117
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments

Thanks to Matt Dunn at Rudall, Shane Nelligan at Edillilie and Arnd Enneking at Greenpatch for allowing the use of their land for this trial.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Lucerne
Sulla
Cullen species
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Edillilie 2011 Lucerne

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Edillilie 2011 Sulla

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Edillilie 2011 Cullen species

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Greenpatch 2011 Lucerne

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Greenpatch 2011 Sulla

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Greenpatch 2011 Cullen species

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Minnipa 2011 Lucerne

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Minnipa 2011 Sulla

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Minnipa 2011 Cullen species

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Rudall 2011 Lucerne

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Rudall 2011 Sulla

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Rudall 2011 Cullen species

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Edillilie, SA Not specified
Greenpatch, SA Not specified
Minnipa, SA Not specified
Rudall, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Edillilie, SA Sodosol
Greenpatch, SA Sodosol
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
Rudall, SA Sodosol
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 Edillilie SA Greenpatch SA Minnipa SA Rudall SA
2011 526.3mm527.8mm383.4mm436.2mm
2010 539.2mm537.8mm385.3mm411.9mm
2009 490.5mm507.1mm391.3mm339.6mm
2008 443.7mm475.3mm330.4mm329.0mm
2007 462.8mm453.9mm331.2mm349.3mm
2006 500.1mm502.3mm334.5mm354.0mm
2005 510.9mm513.4mm288.0mm326.5mm
2004 501.1mm504.4mm296.1mm322.8mm
2003 503.5mm501.5mm293.2mm369.0mm
2002 464.8mm468.2mm283.3mm366.2mm
2001 495.9mm484.2mm343.9mm375.4mm
2000 473.9mm456.8mm389.0mm423.0mm
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.

Edillilie SA

Greenpatch SA

Minnipa SA

Rudall SA

Edillilie SA

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Greenpatch SA

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Minnipa SA

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Rudall 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 report and links

2011 trial report



Trial last modified: 10-09-2019 15:34pm AEST