Southern DIRT

Southern Dirt is one of Western Australia’s leading grower groups, encompassing some of WA’s most productive land and representing some of the states’ most innovative farmers. Our region extends from Boddington to Frankland and everywhere in between from the coast to the Wheatbelt.  An area that encompasses over 2600 mixed farming enterprises.

Supported by a dedicated committee of farmers and industry specialists our aim is to create and sustain vibrant, healthy, prosperous farms and communities.

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Years: 2012 to 2014
8 published trials
7 uploaded trial reports
6 trial sites
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Aims:

To discuss benefits and practicalities of individual growers weed management tactics; and to assist others to decide if adopting similar methods would be beneficial on their property.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Herbicide Sowing Row spacing Stubble Stubble Management
Kukerin, WA
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To assess the value of spading on deep yellow sandplain and additional advantages that may come from the ability of spading to incorporate lime and nutrients into the subsoil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Rate
Dandaragan, WA
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To (i) determine possible associations between soil types and weed distribution within the Kwinana West and the Kwinana East Regional Cropping Solutions Network zones; and (ii) provide factsheets linking soil types to the top 5 weeds in each of the two zones, produced specifically for their zones and soils.

Crop type: None 1 trial
Kwinana, WA
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To increase grower and adviser understanding of: (i) tools available for better crop management decisions; (ii) soil water relationships and plant available water capacity (PAWC); and (iii) influence of seasonal conditions and PAWC on crop yield potential.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Crop Type Variety Type
Tenterden, WA
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To investigate the impact of stubble on frost severity and duration.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Protection Stubble Type
Nyabing, WA
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To increase grower and adviser understanding of: (i) tools available for better crop management decisions; (ii) soil water relationships and plant available water capacity (PAWC); and (iii) influence of seasonal conditions and PAWC on crop yield potential.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Tenterden, WA
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To (i) give consultants and farmers the opportunity to assess the potential of Yield Prophet to support key seasonal cropping decisions; (ii) test Yield Prophet to see if the effort of installing these sites results in significant financial benefits in seasonal decision making.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Soil Soil Type
Merredin, WA
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To demonstrate differences between sprayed and unsprayed plots from December 2012 to February 2013 for RCSN Kwinana East Port Zone trial locations.

Crop type: None 1 trial Herbicide Application
Merredin, WA
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