West Midlands Group

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Years: 2006 to 2018
173 published trials
75 trial sites
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23 trial projects found Matching active filters and within map area

6 results have export data available 23 trials are CC BY 4.0
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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 Pale deep sand
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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 Sand to sandy loam
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To assess amelioration options for water repellent sandplain soils.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To improve understanding of the range of tillage implements and techniques available to incorporate lime into acidic soils, their respective costs and benefits.

Crop type: Wheat,Canola,Lupins,Barley 96 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Dandaragan, WA Mingenew, WA
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To test ‘Lupin Bud’ for improvement in the main stem pod set in lupins.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop
Regans Ford, WA Brown red sandy loam
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Measure yield improvement in varieties from the Lupin breeding program.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Dandaragan, Calcareous sand
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  • To evaluate the impact of crop seeding rate and perennial row spacing on grain yield of lupin crops.
  • To evaluate the feasibility of using tine seeders fitted with precision guidance technology to sow annual crops into subtropical perennial pastures (offset to perennial rows) without damaging the perennial base.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Sowing Rate
Regans Ford, WA Deep sand
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To assess water repellent soil amelioration options and to determine whether a one-way plough can be used to ameliorate non-wetting sand for much lower cost than mouldboard ploughing or rotary spading.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To conduct a field evaluation of the stage 3 lupin cultivars and breeding lines.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Type
Badgingarra, WA Sand over gravel
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To evaluate the performance of crops (Lupin in 2012) when pasture cropped over different perennial species established on deep pale sands.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Type
Moora, WA Deep non-wetting sand
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To evaluate banded wetting agent (SACOA ‘Irrigator’) for crop establishment and yield on non-wetting soils in the West Midlands.

Badgingarra, WA Warradarge, WA
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To evaluate the performance of the historical lupin varieties in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA Deep yellow sand
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To determine the dollar value of nutrient removal by chaff cart or windrow burning systems of various crop types.

Crop type: Wheat,Lupins 2 trials Stubble
Badgingarra, WA
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Deep placement of organic matter and impact on lupin establishment.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Inoculant Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Sand, Clay
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To assess the second year impact of mouldboard ploughing on wetting up of water repellent soil and on lupin establishment and yield.

 

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil Preparation Sowing
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To assess comparative effect of anthracnose on yield and seed infection in a range of varieties and advanced lupin breeding lines.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA
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To demonstrate responses to manganese (Mn) in lupins.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop
Badgingarra, WA Sandplain
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To evaluate the rate of breakdown and nutrient release of a resin coated urea relative to traditional Nitrogen Sources (Urea and Maxam).

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Badgingarra, WA Sand
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To test a wide range of current varieties of Angustifolius lupin.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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To test a wide range of current varieties of Angustifolius lupin.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Carnamah, WA
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To identify companion annual legumes for perennial grass based pastures and to develop reliable, low cost methods of establishment

Crop type: Lupins,Serradella 2 trials Crop Type Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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To identify companion annual legumes for perennial grass based pastures and to develop reliable, low cost methods of establishment

Crop type: Lupins,Serradella 2 trials Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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This was a small trial in which alternative break crops were sown into a deep sand.

Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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