Building Resilient Farming Systems

2009
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jock McFarlane
Year(s) 2009
Contributor MacKillop Farm Management Group
Trial location(s) Bordertown, SA
Lowan Vale, SA
Sherwood, SA
Western Flat, SA
Willalooka, SA
Building Resilient Farming Systems locations
Aims

The aim is to improve water use efficiencies of crops and pasture by reducing the soil constraints that impede root growth.

Key messages
Not specified
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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Method

Crop types Cereal (Grain): Barley Cereal (Grain): Wheat Hay: Lucerne
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Fertiliser: Application Method
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Soil Preparation: Tillage
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unknown

Bordertown 2009 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Bordertown 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Bordertown 2009 Lucerne

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Lowan Vale 2009 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Lowan Vale 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Lowan Vale 2009 Lucerne

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Sherwood 2009 Barley

Sow date varied - please see report
Harvest date varied - please see report
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Sherwood 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Sherwood 2009 Lucerne

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Western Flat 2009 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Western Flat 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Western Flat 2009 Lucerne

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Willalooka 2009 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Willalooka 2009 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified

Willalooka 2009 Lucerne

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
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Bordertown, SA Not specified
Lowan Vale, SA Not specified
Sherwood, SA Not specified
Western Flat, SA Not specified
Willalooka, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Bordertown, SA Sodosol
Lowan Vale, SA Sodosol
Sherwood, SA Sodosol
Western Flat, SA Vertosol
Willalooka, 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 Bordertown SA Lowan Vale SA Sherwood SA Western Flat SA Willalooka SA
2009 510.9mm241.3mm364.8mm157.5mm209.8mm
2008 499.9mm233.2mm356.2mm173.8mm167.2mm
2007 497.3mm264.9mm403.7mm228.3mm203.8mm
2006 501.9mm275.2mm395.8mm210.6mm208.2mm
2005 511.6mm292.3mm422.5mm253.9mm240.6mm
2004 521.9mm294.5mm427.4mm281.4mm247.9mm
2003 527.4mm283.5mm425.1mm288.1mm264.4mm
2002 503.4mm229.7mm350.5mm204.7mm223.5mm
2001 488.8mm242.8mm343.9mm219.2mm247.7mm
2000 428.3mm269.5mm367.8mm242.8mm308.3mm
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.

Bordertown SA

Lowan Vale SA

Sherwood SA

Western Flat SA

Willalooka SA

Bordertown SA

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

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Sherwood SA

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Western Flat SA

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Willalooka SA

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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 report and links

2009 trial report



Trial last modified: 23-11-2021 13:05pm AEST