Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western Region - Dalwallinu

2018
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Trial details

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

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

Key messages
  • Adequate pre and post emergent weed control is critical for maintaining yield potential and quality of grain legume crops.
  • Canola remains the most profitable non-cereal crop type demonstrated at this site in 2018.
  • Where vetch grain is not harvested and sold as feed, consideration of this legume crop type for its grazing value may be advantageous for a mixed farming system.
     
Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC LIE1802-003SAX
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Liebe Group would like to thank the Hyde 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.
 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

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

Dalwallinu 2018 Chickpeas

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

Dalwallinu 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
Fertiliser Not specified

Dalwallinu 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
Fertiliser Not specified

Dalwallinu 2018 Canola

Sow rate or Target density Striker chickpeas: 90 kg/ha, Twilight field peas: 100 kg/ha, Volga vetch: 40 kg/ha, Bonito canola: 3 kg/ha
Sow date 25 May 2018 Canola, Vetch, Chickpeas 25/05/2018, Field Peas 11/06/2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 18.28m x 300m
Plot replication 2
Fertiliser

22/05/2018: NPK CZ 60kg/ha (canola, vetch, chickpeas)

11/06/2018: Double-Phos 60 kg/ha (field peas) 

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Dalwallinu, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
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 Dalwallinu WA
2018 379.8mm
2017 381.0mm
2016 420.0mm
2015 402.6mm
2014 350.1mm
2013 387.7mm
2012 405.0mm
2011 371.3mm
2010 351.0mm
2009 368.5mm
2008 400.9mm
2007 352.5mm
2006 345.2mm
2005 323.6mm
2004 329.3mm
2003 343.5mm
2002 299.3mm
2001 327.8mm
2000 405.2mm
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.

Dalwallinu WA

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Liebe Group office 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.



Trial last modified: 12-03-2021 13:15pm AEST