The impact of livestock on paddock health

2009

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Aims

To test whether general soil health and fertility can be increased under a higher carbon input system with well managed grazing.

Key messages
  • The 2009 production has provided the opportunity for grazing over the 2009/10 summer to commence comparative grazing treatments.
  • Over the next few seasons appropriate analysis will be carried out to measure any changes to soil or crop performance in the farming systems, followed by financial assessment to evaluate the merits of each system.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UA00117
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the help of Wade Shepperd, Trent Brace and Brenton Spriggs for their technical assistance.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Grazing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Minnipa 2009

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Paddock history 2006: wheat, 2007: wheat, 2008: wheat
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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
Site 8, Minnipa, SA Red sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 8, Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
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

Site 8, Minnipa SA 2009


Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 325mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 242mm
Rainfall trial total (mm) 421mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 333mm

Derived climate information

Site 8, 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.




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