Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western Region - Kalannie

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) Kalannie, WA
Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western Region - Kalannie locations
Aims

To demonstrate the profitability of alternative grain legume crops across the Western Region.

Key messages
  • Preparation of paddocks is key to the success of legume crops such as chickpeas and field peas. Control of weeds prior to sowing is crucial and, rolling to level the seed bed post seeding improves the ability to harvest such crop types.
  • Field peas and chickpeas are more susceptible to frost damage compared to canola or lupins.
  • Canola remains a highly profitable non-cereal crop in Kalannie in 2018.
     
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 McCreery family for hosting this project over the next two seasons and their contribution of time, seed and fertiliser for the trial. Thank you also to the Nixon family for supplying the field pea seed for this demonstration.
  • Thank you to AFGRI equipment, Dalwallinu, for the supply of machinery to enable this demonstration to be sown.
  • Thank you to the Tactical Break Crop researchers at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) for the agronomic support and advice for each of the crop types demonstrated at this site. Extended thanks to the team at the Wongan Hills Research Station who provided their services for harvesting the field peas at this site.
  • 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 o
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

Kalannie 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

Kalannie 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

Kalannie 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

Kalannie 2018 Canola

Sow rate or Target density Canola (snapper): 8 kg/ha, Chickpea (Striker): 67 kg/ha, Field pea (Twilight): 69 kg/ha, Lupins (Jurien): 82 kg/ha
Sow date 3 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 12m x 200m
Plot replication 2
Fertiliser

03/05/2018: K-Till Extra 70 kg/ha

18/07/2018: Flexi N 70 L/ha 

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Kalannie, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Kalannie, 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 Kalannie WA
2018 244.2mm
2017 210.9mm
2016 247.3mm
2015 251.3mm
2014 210.4mm
2013 245.8mm
2012 242.3mm
2011 227.2mm
2010 187.4mm
2009 218.6mm
2008 256.0mm
2007 215.9mm
2006 227.7mm
2005 207.4mm
2004 212.7mm
2003 218.1mm
2002 170.3mm
2001 203.9mm
2000 254.6mm
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.

Kalannie WA

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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 13:30pm AEST