Measuring the effect of residual P

2009

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Roy Latta (SARDI)
Cathy Paterson (SARDI)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Related trials
Measuring the effect of residual P locations
Aims

To assess the P response from current fertiliser applications at MAC.

Key messages
  • A site with high phosphorus (P) reserves needed no extra P fertiliser to maximise the yield of wheat in 2009 at MAC.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UA00107
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments
  • We gratefully acknowledge the help of Willie Shoobridge, Cilla King and Brenton Spriggs for their help during the year with sampling, harvest and processing grain quality samples.
  • Thanks to Alison Frischke for setting up the trial and Wade Shepperd for technical assistance.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Minnipa 2009

Sowing machinery

Direct drill plot seeder

Sow date 7 May 2009
Harvest date ?
Plot size 1.48m x 12m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Minnipa, SA 0 - 10cm Red sandy loam 27.00 1.10
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
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 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

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 13:54pm AEST