Enrich - Identifying forage shrub options for Eyre Peninsula

2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Neil Ackland (EPNRM)
Jessica Crettenden (SARDI)
Roy Latta (SARDI)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Piednippie, SA
Enrich - Identifying forage shrub options for Eyre Peninsula locations
Aims

To identify better perennial species than what is already available in low rainfall areas.

Key messages
  • Trials of potential new fodder shrub species at Minnipa and Piednippie have shown generally strong establishment and early growth.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Perennial shrubs
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type
Trial design

Minnipa 2010

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Piednippie 2010

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Minnipa, SA Not specified
Piednippie, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
Piednippie, 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 Piednippie SA
2010 385.3mm198.2mm
2009 391.3mm222.1mm
2008 330.4mm181.4mm
2007 331.2mm160.0mm
2006 334.5mm192.1mm
2005 288.0mm170.9mm
2004 296.1mm164.3mm
2003 293.2mm164.6mm
2002 283.3mm147.2mm
2001 343.9mm174.2mm
2000 389.0mm202.8mm
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.

Minnipa SA

Piednippie SA

Minnipa SA

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Piednippie SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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

2010 trial report



Trial last modified: 10-09-2019 15:21pm AEST