Claire Browne (BCG)
|Contributor||Birchip Cropping Group|
|Further information||View external link|
To determine the effects of machinery trafficking on soil properties and crop performance on a deep sand in the LRZ of south-eastern Australia.
• 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|
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|
|Crop type||Cereal: Barley|
|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|
|Soil amelioration||Not specified|
|Seed treatment||Not specified|
|Other trial notes||Not specified|
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.