Demonstration of profitable legumes in the Western Region - Koorda

2018
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Research organisaton
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Trial details

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

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

Key messages
  • Significant weed burdens can impact yield of legume crops considerably if not controlled well with rotation or pre and post emergent herbicide options.
  • Without control of weeds, soil borne diseases can be carried from legume phase into the cereal phase. 
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 Nathan Brooks and his family for hosting this trial site and for the time and effort they have contributed to the management of the demonstration. 
  • The group would also like to acknowledge the contribution of the Farmanco Agronomists and Consultants who have assisted our site hosts in the management of these sites and the facilitation of the Crop Sequencing workshops, which are being delivered across each of the port zones in 2018 and 2019. 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

Koorda 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

Koorda 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

Koorda 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

Koorda 2018 Canola

Sow rate or Target density Chickpeas (Striker): 90 kg/ha, Chickpeas (Amber): 90 kg/ha, Field peas (Gunyah): 100 kg/ha, Vetch (Volga): 40 kg/ha, Lupins (Mandelup): 80 kg/ha
Sow date 14 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 18.28m x 300m
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
Koorda, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Koorda, 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 Koorda WA
2018 390.8mm
2017 389.8mm
2016 412.2mm
2015 397.2mm
2014 375.5mm
2013 420.2mm
2012 399.3mm
2011 359.7mm
2010 338.4mm
2009 386.4mm
2008 391.0mm
2007 401.4mm
2006 394.3mm
2005 362.8mm
2004 385.8mm
2003 381.0mm
2002 331.8mm
2001 369.1mm
2000 457.0mm
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.

Koorda 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 13:33pm AEST