West Midlands Group

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Years: 2006 to 2018
399 published trials
202 uploaded trial reports
75 trial sites
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In Western Australia, break crop options are currently limited and there is a high proportion of wheat and barley grown in rotation. Cereal crops account for 60-70% of paddocks sown in any one year, with the remaining area sown to a range of crop and pasture types including canola, lupin, clover, volunteer pasture, or left as fallow. In addition… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Merredin, WA
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To demonstrate the rotational benefits of a sequence of broadleaf, legume, and pasture crops for the production of wheat in the Kwinana West and East zones of WA.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Merredin, WA
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To determine the long term effects of 1980 P treatments on soil fertility.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA
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The trial purpose was to compare seed dressing and foliar application of Bioprime using granular and liquid fertilisers. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA
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Can subsoil constraints be combated economically?

Clare Johnston, Lilly Martin (Liebe Group), Yvette Oliver (CSIRO) and Rob Sands (Farmanco)

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To determine which ameliorant practice is the most effective and economic in remediating subsoil acidity at depth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
West Wubin, WA
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent gravel soils.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration Application
Badgingarra, WA
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent gravel soils.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Moora, WA
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent soils.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA
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1. Compare the efficacy of Aviator Xpro to commercial standards for sclerotinia control.

2. Compare yield and $return on investment/ha ($ROI/ha)

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Badgingarra, WA
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  • To compare the efficacy of commercial pre-emergent herbicides and mixtures for ARG control across multiple soil types using grower machinery for seeding and ongoing management consistent with the grower’s practice.
  • To determine yield and $ return on investment to the grower from current standard pre-emergent herbicides Sakur… read more

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Herbicide
Cunderdin, WA Nugadong, WA Pithara, WA Waddy Forest, WA
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To compare crop emergence between treatments.

To compare programs of seed and foliar fungicides for BL control.

To compare yield and $ROI between Canola disease programs.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide
Moora, WA
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To characterize the effect of various depths of ripping on crop performance.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To investigate the efficacy of seed dressing and fertiliser applied fungicides on the time of onset, rate of development and yield impact of wheat powdery mildew.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Moora, WA
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Evaluate Lokomotive as an in season foliar potassium source for correcting potassium deficiency and compare to muriate of potash (MOP).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA
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To demonstrate the rotational benefits of a sequence of broadleaf, legume, and pasture crops for the production of wheat in the Kwinana West and East zones of WA. 
 

Merredin, WA Merredin, WA Merredin, WA Merredin, WA Merredin, WA
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To look at the interaction of lime rate and cultivation in changing subsoil pH. 

Crop type: No crop specified 3 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Badgingarra, WA Warradarge, WA
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To test increasing the economic viability of deep ripping using controlled traffic and the addition of topsoil and ameliorants to the subsoil.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA
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Investigate responses to N and K, effects on leaf disease and interactions with a foliar fungicide.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA
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To compare the effectiveness of a compound vs a blended NPK fertilizer.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Arrino, WA
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Assessing practical soil management options for overcoming severe water repellence on sandy gravels in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Dandaragan, WA
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To investigate potassium and lime responses and effects on lime and potassium requirements.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Bolgart, WA
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To compare potassium (K) strategies over 3 years.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Waddington, WA
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This trial examines potassium (K) rates as muriate of potash (MOP) products applied by a number of methods and the effects on growth and yield of Mace wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA
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Serenade Prime in potatoes demonstration

Courtney Piesse and Susie Mason (Elders Rural Services), Fox Family and Rick Horbury (Bayer Crop Science)

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To look at Serenade Prime as product to increase marketable potatoes and uniformity in tuber size through two applications during the growing season.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Inoculant
Dandaragan, WA
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To demonstrate and evaluate nitrogen-rich strips (N Gauges) and Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measurement as to provide a simple, accurate and easy-to-understand decision support tool to guide economic application of nitrogen during the growing season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA
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  • Serradella is a useful pasture species on the sandy soils of the West Midlands. But it has two major weaknesses: weed control (particularly radish and capeweed) and a lack of early biomass production. By sowing serradella with a Clearfield Barley variety (Scope or Spartacus) and using Clearfield (Imidazolinone) herbicides both of these w… read more

Moora, WA Moora, WA
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To test whether we can increase radiation use efficiency and yield in wheat by changing architecture (floppy vs. erect leaves).

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Moora, WA
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To quantify the main factors limiting grain yield in a water-repellent sandy gravel soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Badgingarra, WA
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To assess amelioration options for water repellent sandplain soils.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Soil Preparation
Badgingarra, WA Badgingarra, WA
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To determine which ameliorant practice is the most effective and economic in remediating subsoil acidity at depth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
West Wubin, WA
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  • To evaluate early foliar disease suppression of soil applied fungicides.
  • To compare early soil disease control to a foliar only strategy.
  • To compare efficacy of different foliar fungicides on yield at a ~Z31 and Z39 applications.
  • To compare seed treatment and Aviator Xpro foliar for SFNB.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA
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To assess amelioration of subsoil acidity using a range of tillage methods for incorporating surface applied lime into acidic subsoils and the impacts of tillage and lime on crop productivity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Regans Ford, WA
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To motivate growers to carry out direct problem diagnostics in their crops using:

  • nutrient and deep cultivation strips in crops, to compare with standard management;
  • follow-up work to find out why they have observable crop growth variations in a paddock

To develop a protocol for setting up strip tes… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA
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To evaluate the effectiveness of two bolt-on attachments to a deep ripping tine at lime incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA
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To test modified one-way ploughs as a method of lime incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Warradarge, WA
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To investigate the effect of a rotary spader and lime on the residual value of phosphorus and potassium fertilizer on a water repellent soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA
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Assess potential efficacy and benefits from fungicides applied from seeding through to flowering in management of stubble borne diseases of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA
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To demonstrate the available herbicide options for a range of annual legume pasture varieties.

Crop type: Clover,Serradella 2 trials Herbicide
Dandaragan, WA Dandaragan, WA
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Hyola ICS canola performance and agronomy trials

Steve Lamb, Advanta Seeds Co-operators (Eurofins Agrisearch), Monsanto, Sinochem, Syngenta, Bayer and BASF

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To evaluate the performance and agronomic attributes of a range of Hybrid and OP canola varieties across different herbicide tolerant technologies over two time of sowing events.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Dandaragan, WA
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To improve the adoption of liming practices in the medium to high rainfall zone of Western Australia by demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of lime application and incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Kojonup, WA
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To identify suitable options for managing soil water repellence on sandy gravels.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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Detailed measurement of soil properties and plant productivity over time following amelioration with one-off deep tillage.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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Exploring the potential of longer-season wheat to achieve higher yield in the high rainfall zone.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Dandaragan, WA
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To determine the relative importance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and sulphur (S) in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA
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To compare and assess the effectiveness of one-off tillage treatments on soil water repellence, water infiltration, crop establishment and productivity on a water repellent gravel.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA Moora, WA
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To assess the value of muriate and sulphate sources of potassium on growth and yield of wheat when applied by banding and topdressing at seeding time or topdressing after emergence.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA
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To demonstrate that, in the right season, ripping affects nitrogen uptake efficiency and availability to crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA
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To determine how serradella performs when introduced to a sub tropical pasture stand.

Crop type: Serradella 2 trials Crop
Regans Ford, WA Regans Ford, WA
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Variable rate technology case study 2015

Bindi Isbister (Precision Agriculture), Erin Cahill (agVivo) and David Isbister (Homewood Farms)

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Demonstrate variable rate technology on farm and how it can be applied to manage fertiliser use and to minimise nutrient enrichment or depletion that leads to poor soil health.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA
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Evaluate yield and quality response of long season wheat and barley to sowing time.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Sowing Timing
Dandaragan, WA Dandaragan, WA
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