“Crop Sequencing trials 2013, Lochaber”

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Felicity Turner (MacKillop Farm Management Group)
Contact email projects@mackillopgroup.com.au
Year(s) 2013
Contributor MacKillop Farm Management Group
Trial location(s) Lochaber, SA
“Crop Sequencing trials 2013, Lochaber” locations

The trial aims to explore rotational options for the South-East region with the aim of improving yield and water use efficiency of these and the subsequent crops.

Key messages

• 2 seasons after the break crop being planted, significant yield benefits from the break crop are still being observed
• Significant interactions between the nitrogen requirements of wheat after the break crop were observed again in 2013 (also noted in 2012)
• Splitting nitrogen treatments after wheat and canola resulted in significant yield increases when compared to a single nitrogen application

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Other: Break crops
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Lochaber 2013

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified
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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
Lochaber, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Lochaber, SA 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 Lochaber SA
2013 107.2mm
2012 103.6mm
2011 158.0mm
2010 141.5mm
2009 91.1mm
2008 38.4mm
2007 97.0mm
2006 112.8mm
2005 146.3mm
2004 139.7mm
2003 161.3mm
2002 185.9mm
2001 280.4mm
2000 358.8mm
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Lochaber SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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 report and links

2013 trial report

Trial last modified: 23-11-2021 12:40pm AEST