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: 2011 to 2019
65 published trials
6 uploaded trial reports
19 trial sites
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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 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 2 trials Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Rate
Dandaragan, 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,Wheat 14 trials Variety Type
Amelup, WA East Frankland, WA Gnowangerup, WA South Frankland, WA South Stirling, WA Tenterden, WA Woogenellup, WA
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