Controlled traffic: will it improve yields in the LRZ? A case study on deep sand

2018

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Loxton, SA
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Controlled traffic: will it improve yields in the LRZ? A case study on deep sand locations
Aims

To determine the effects of machinery trafficking on soil properties and crop performance on a deep sand in the LRZ of south-eastern Australia.

Key messages

• Multiple machinery pass trafficking decreased crop yields for at least four years on a Loxton deep sand.
• Single pass machinery trafficking did not result in yield decreases at Loxton and rarely at any of the other trafficking soil types in this project.
• Most soils in the south-eastern Australian Low rainfall zone are not likely to remediate from compaction naturally.

Lead research organisation Birchip Cropping Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC ACT00004
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This research was funded by GRDC as part of the ‘Application of CTF in the Low rainfall zone’ project (ACT00004) and DJPR, SARDI, ACTFA, and SPAA.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Cereal: Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Soil: Compaction
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised
Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sowing machinery Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Plot blocking Not specified
Plot randomisation Not specified
Paddock history Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
Seed treatment Not specified
Inoculant Not specified
Tillage Not specified
Other trial notes 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
Loxton, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Loxton, SA Anthroposol
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

Loxton SA 2018


Derived climate information
NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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BOM Data source LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE [5198] 3km proximity to trial site location


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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.