Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Damian Jones
Ben Morris
Nick Poole
Tom Price
Year(s) 2020
Contributor Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia
Trial location(s) Peechelba East, VIC
2020_Irrigated_Maize_Research_Site locations
Not specified
Key messages
  • The following observations were made on the same farm using similar management, but it was not possible to conclude exactly what factors were responsible for the differences observed (since this has not been statistically compared).
  • Grain maize following a terminated faba bean crop planted into the previous maize residues generated higher dry matter offtakes and grain yields than leaving the land fallow over winter and spring.
  • Grain maize yielded 21.13 t/ha (14% moisture) following the terminated faba beans and 19.29t/ha following winter fallow (recorded from hand harvested quadrats which are typically higher yielding than machine harvested plots).
Lead research organisation Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia
Host research organisation Field Applied Research (FAR) Australia
Trial funding source GRDC FAR1906-003RTX
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Irrigated Cropping Council
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Maize
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Unknown
Trial design Unknown

Peechelba East 2020

Sow date 4 November 2020
Harvest date 5 May 2021
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified
Other trial notes

Previous Crop: Grain Maize
Variety: Pioneer Hybrid 1756
Irrigation Type: Overhead pivot
Winter Management: Fallow

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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
Peechelba East, VIC Loam over clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Peechelba East, VIC Chromosol
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.

Peechelba East VIC


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

2020 trial report

Trial last modified: 31-07-2023 15:49pm AEST