Forage crops for grazing at MAC 2010

2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Roy Latta (SARDI)
Ian Richter (SARDI)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Forage crops for grazing at MAC 2010 locations
Aims

To provide data to assist in decision making when planning to use a field crop as a potential resource for grazing, hay and/or grain based on seasonal conditions, while in some cases utilising the benefits of a break crop within the cropping rotation.

Key messages
  • Simulated grazing up to early tillering on cereals caused only a minor reduction in grain yield.
  • There are broad leaf field crop alternatives, forage peas and vetch, that as a monoculture or as component of a cereal or oilseed mixture can increase total (anthesis) biomass production.
  • There are further opportunities to develop farming systems around the multipurpose break crops on upper Eyre Peninsula.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UA00117
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Oats
Triticale
Wheat
Pea
Canola
Vetch
Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Grazing
Trial type
Trial design

Minnipa 2010 Oats

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Triticale

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Pea

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Canola

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Vetch

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Minnipa 2010 Barley

Sow rate or Target density Sowing rates were adjusted to establish 150 plants/m2 of cereals, 75 of pulses and 50 of canola
Sow date 31 May 2010
Harvest date 3 December 2010
Plot size 20m x 1.5m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

DAP @ 60 kg/ha was applied at seeding, no further fertiliser or weed control was applied.

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Minnipa, SA Red sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
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 Minnipa SA
2010 385.3mm
2009 391.3mm
2008 330.4mm
2007 331.2mm
2006 334.5mm
2005 288.0mm
2004 296.1mm
2003 293.2mm
2002 283.3mm
2001 343.9mm
2000 389.0mm
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

Minnipa SA 2010


Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 325mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 242mm
Rainfall trial total (mm) 410mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 346mm

Derived climate information

Minnipa 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: 08-10-2019 11:38am AEST