Assessing the yield response to deep ripping over two soil types near Beverley, Western Australia

2017

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Adam Smith (Ferndale Farming Co.), Tim Boyes (agVivo) and Joel Andrew (Map IQ)
Year(s) 2017
Contributor agVivo
Trial location(s) Beverley, WA
Assessing the yield response to deep ripping over two soil types near Beverley, Western Australia locations
Aims

To assess the impact of deep ripping on crop yield in different soil types and production zones near Beverley, WA.

Key messages
  • Assessing yield responses on different soil types will guide where future deep ripping work is carried out, with priority given to those soils with the greatest yield increases.
Lead research organisation agVivo
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC AVP00003-A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The research undertaken as part of this project is made possible by the significant contributions of the Smith family who setup the demonstration sites. This assessment of the trial and report is funded by the GRDC through the Kwinana West Region Cropping Solution Network.
GRDC Project Number: AVP00003-A


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Cereal: Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil
  • Soil: Preparation
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown
Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sowing machinery Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Plot blocking Not specified
Plot randomisation Not specified
Paddock history Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
Seed treatment Not specified
Inoculant Not specified
Tillage Not specified
Other trial notes Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 High Control North 3.58
2 High Rip North 3.94
3 High Control South 3.42
4 High Rip South 3.7
5 Med Control South 2.25
6 Med Rip South 2.2
7 Low control North 1.75
8 Low Rip North 1.6
9 Low Control South 1.4
10 Low Rip South 1.68

Grain yield t/ha


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Trial results Table 2: Average treatment soil strength

# Treatment 1
Soil strength (kPa) Soil loosening depth (cm)
1 Barrier 2500 -5
2 Barrier 2500 -10
3 Barrier 2500 -15
4 Barrier 2500 -20
5 Barrier 2500 -25
6 Barrier 2500 -30
7 Barrier 2500 -35
8 Barrier 2500 -40
9 Barrier 2500 -45
10 Barrier 2500 -50
11 Barrier 2500 -55
12 Barrier 2500 -60
13 Barrier 2500 -65
14 Control 276 -5
15 Control 653 -10
16 Control 1204 -15
17 Control 1719 -20
18 Control 2053 -25
19 Control 2477 -30
20 Control 3352 -35
21 Control 3724 -40
22 Control 3615 -45
23 Control 3359 -50
24 Control 3041 -55
25 Control 2680 -60
26 Control 2680 -65
27 Rip 277 -5
28 Rip 471 -10
29 Rip 644 -15
30 Rip 843 -20
31 Rip 1010 -25
32 Rip 1158 -30
33 Rip 1858 -35
34 Rip 2528 -40
35 Rip 2698 -45
36 Rip 2660 -50
37 Rip 2656 -55
38 Rip 2732 -60
39 Rip 2723 -65
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Beverley, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Beverley, WA Sodosol
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

Beverley WA 2017


Derived climate information
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BOM Data source BEVERLEY [2177] 0km proximity to trial site location


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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.