Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western region - Carnamah

2018
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Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Alana Hartley (Liebe)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Carnamah, WA
Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western region - Carnamah locations
Aims

To investigate the suitability and profitability of alternative legume crops in the Western Region.

Key messages
  • Adequate control of weeds and sufficient plant densities resulted in a clean, competitive crop at the Carnamah site. Canola remains a high earning crop that commonly forms part of a crop rotation in many farming enterprises. Robust agronomy packages and prices of the legume types demonstrated by this project, means crops such as field peas and lentils have potential suitability in the Carnamah region.
  • The need to harvest chickpeas early to match the logistics of harvest of the trial compromised the results for the chickpea treatments. Use of established management practices for the harvesting of chickpeas is required to reduce the incidence of yield loss at harvest time.
  • The ranking of each species on profitability should be viewed in light of the highly variable price of pulses from year to year.
     
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC LIE1802-003SAX
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The Liebe Group would like to thank the Bowman family for hosting this trial site and for the time and effort they have contributed to the management of the demonstration. The economic analysis for this project has been conducted by Ben Curtis and Stacey Bell of Farmanco. This project has been made possible through the GRDC investment: Demonstration of legumes for reliable profitability in the Western Region. Project Code: LIE1802-003SAX
Peer review: Alan Meldrum, Grain Growers 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Canola
Field peas
Lentils
Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Carnamah 2018 Canola

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Carnamah 2018 Field peas

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Carnamah 2018 Lentils

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Carnamah 2018 Chickpeas

Sow rate or Target density Striker chickpeas: 80 kg/ha
Sow date 24 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 19.02m x 750m
Plot replication 2
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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
Carnamah, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Carnamah, WA Sodosol
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 Carnamah WA
2018 356.0mm
2017 380.4mm
2016 379.7mm
2015 387.1mm
2014 363.3mm
2013 385.1mm
2012 373.1mm
2011 379.5mm
2010 350.5mm
2009 362.5mm
2008 369.7mm
2007 338.8mm
2006 381.9mm
2005 397.7mm
2004 395.7mm
2003 372.7mm
2002 338.2mm
2001 345.9mm
2000 389.2mm
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.

Carnamah WA

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: 12-03-2021 13:32pm AEST