Roy Latta (SARDI)
Cathy Paterson (SARDI)
Ian Richter (SARDI)
Wade Shepperd (SARDI)
Nigel Wilhelm (SARDI)
|Contributor||SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre|
To further evaluate variable rate sowing as a tool to improve profitability in low rainfall upper EP farming systems, this broad acre trial
began in 2008 and has continued through to 2010.
|Lead research organisation||
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC UA00107|
Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Special thanks to Brett McEvoy, Mark Klante and Trent Brace for their assistance sowing and managing the trial. Also thanks to Leigh Davis for his help at harvest and to Jake Pecina for his technical assistance with the trial.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
Broadacre farm machinery. 9m paddock length strips
|Sow date||4 June 2010|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||Not specified|
|Plot replication||Not specified|
Foliar N (UAN@10 units of N/ha) was applied on 17 August at growth stage 31 to the high input treatment.
|Rainfall avg ann (mm)||325mm|
|Rainfall avg gsr (mm)||242mm|
|Rainfall trial total (mm)||410mm|
|Rainfall trial gsr (mm)||346mm|
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.