Increasing the Profitability of the Double Break Rotation in the MRZ of WA Wheatbelt through incorporation of an Early Sown High Value Pulse

2020
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Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Contact email research@liebegroup.org.au
Contact phone 08 9661 1907
Year(s) 2020
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Main Trial Site, Latham, WA, WA
Increasing the Profitability of the Double Break Rotation in the MRZ of WA Wheatbelt through incorporation of an Early Sown High Value Pulse locations
Aims

1. Demonstrate that growing canola (with effective weed control options) followed by a high value legume
(with higher economic value) can lead to an effective and profitable double break crop sequence. The
contribution of an early sowing date versus a traditional sowing date to increase the profitability of
these crops will also be evaluated.
2. Determine the economic value of growing canola followed by a high value legume, and the impact of
this rotation on the grain yield and profitability of a cereal crop in the first year following the double
break crop sequence.

Key messages

• Grain yield was low across all high value legume treatments due to a combination of factors
• Attention to detail and good planning are essential to grow high value legumes in the region

Lead research organisation West Midlands Group
Host research organisation Liebe Group
Trial funding source GRDC WMG2003-001SAX
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This is a GRDC funded project, code WMG2003-001SAX, led by the West Midlands Group, and managed by the
Liebe Group. Thanks to the Hirsch family for their assistance, hosting, implementing and managing the trial.


Other trial partners Not specified

Method

Crop types Chickpeas
Wheat
Lentils
Vetch
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser
  • Fungicide
  • Herbicide
  • Pesticide
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Main Trial Site, Latham, WA 2020 Chickpeas

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

Main Trial Site, Latham, WA 2020 Wheat

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

Main Trial Site, Latham, WA 2020 Lentils

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

Main Trial Site, Latham, WA 2020 Vetch

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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
Main Trial Site, Latham, WA, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Main Trial Site, Latham, WA, WA Kandosol
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.

Main Trial Site, Latham, WA 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: 16-08-2021 12:34pm AEST