Break crops for the Mallee

2009

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
James Hunt (CSIRO)
Michael Walsh (BCG )
Year(s) 2009
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Hopetoun, VIC
Break crops for the Mallee locations
Aims

To identify low risk, profitable break crops for the Mallee region, and quantify their benefits to subsequent wheat crops.

Key messages

Canola, juncea canola, vetch and pea hay were all more profitable than wheat on both sand and clay soil types.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC BWD00012,CPS00111
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This project was funded by GRDC projects BWD00012 ‘Yielding benefits through partnerships’ and CPS00111 ‘Identifying farm-scale opportunities to improve WUE: A nationally coordinated systems approach’.


Other trial partners Not specified

Method

Crop types Canola
Wheat
Fallow
Vetch
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hopetoun 2009 Canola

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

Hopetoun 2009 Wheat

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

Hopetoun 2009 Fallow

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

Hopetoun 2009 Vetch

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Hopetoun, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Hopetoun, VIC Tenosol
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 Hopetoun VIC
2009 462.3mm
2008 454.1mm
2007 455.4mm
2006 441.2mm
2005 483.1mm
2004 436.8mm
2003 429.3mm
2002 387.1mm
2001 445.0mm
2000 453.4mm
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.

Hopetoun VIC

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 last modified: 02-12-2019 10:44am AEST