Effective crop rotations

2008 - 2012
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)
Year(s) 2008 - 2012
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Effective crop rotations locations
Aims

To assess three rotations used in the Mid-North, especially those incorporating export hay or ocntinuous cereals. 

Key messages
  • Wheat following wheaten hay produced the highest grain yield, averaging 3.22 t/ha.
  • The highest gross margin for the 4 years was from the standard rotation, which included field peas and canola.
  • The greatest limitation to rotation productivity was from brome and barley grass, especially in the continuous cereal rotation.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This trial was funded by the GRDC as part of the water use efficiency initiative and conducted in collaboration with Chris Lawson and Victor Sadras, SARDI, and Glenn McDonald, The University of Adelaide.


Other trial partners SARDI and The University of Adelaide
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Method

Crop types Barley
Canary seed
Wheat
Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2008 Barley

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Plot size 4m x 10m
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Fertiliser

DAP (18:20) Zn 2% @ 80kg/ha

Hart 2008 Canary seed

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Hart 2008 Wheat

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Hart 2008 Field peas

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Hart 2009 Canary seed

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Hart 2009 Wheat

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Hart 2009 Field peas

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Hart 2009 Barley

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Hart 2010 Canary seed

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Hart 2010 Wheat

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Hart 2010 Field peas

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Hart 2010 Barley

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Hart 2011 Canary seed

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Hart 2011 Wheat

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Hart 2011 Field peas

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Hart 2011 Barley

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Hart 2012 Canary seed

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Hart 2012 Wheat

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Hart 2012 Field peas

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Hart 2012 Barley

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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 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
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 5, Hart SA 2008


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 303mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart 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: 09-12-2019 10:02am AEST