Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation

Incorporated in 2004, EPARF provides a leading role in supporting staff and projects at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre and assists in identifying new research opportunities for low rainfall agriculture. EPARF provides a positive link between scientists, farmers, industry stakeholders and builds strength and sustainability through collaboration with other grower groups in southern Australia.

EPARF is managed by a Board. The role of the Board is to consult with and represent the opinions of the farming community on Eyre Peninsula to make informed decisions that will enhance the region’s profitability.

Contact

08 8680 6202
dot.brace@sa.gov.au
eparf.com.au

OFT information summary

Years: 2012 to 2017
39 published trials
39 uploaded trial reports
19 trial sites
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Issue EP farmers identified as a problem with stubble retained systems was sowing into non-wetting sands and the resulting uneven germination. The trial at Murlong (near Lock) was established in 2013 to compare how crop establishment is affected by time of sowing, sowing rate, and seed position and depth on a non-wetting sand.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Sowing Method Sowing Row spacing
Murlong, SA Non-wetting sand
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Several new fungicide products for Rhizoctonia suppression have been recently released onto the market. This trial was undertaken to assess the benefits of these products, and various application strategies, on wheat and barley performance in a typical upper Eyre Peninsula environment. Historically, fungicidal control of rhizoctonia which infect… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fungicide Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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Several new fungicide products for Rhizoctonia suppression have been recently released onto the market. This trial was undertaken to assess the benefits of these products, and various application strategies, on wheat and barley performance in a typical upper Eyre Peninsula environment. Historically, fungicidal control of rhizoctonia which infect… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fungicide Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). Weed control in stubble retained systems can be compromised when stubbles and organic residues intercept the herbicide and prevent i… read more

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Stubble Management
Lock, SA Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Non-wetting sand Red loam Red sandy loam
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Herbicide efficacy in retained stubble systems

Amanda Cook (SARDI), Andy Bates (Bates Agricultural Consulting), Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). Weed control in stubble retained systems can be compromised when stubbles and organic residues intercept the herbicide and prevent i… read more

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Murlong, SA Red loam Red sandy loam Non-wetting sand
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Sowing Method Stubble Management Stubble Height
Lock, SA Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Non-wetting sand Red loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Height
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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Ryegrass management is one of the key drivers of profitability in Lower Eyre Peninsula (LEP) cropping systems, and herbicides have recently been used as the main strategy for control. The intensification of cropping rotations and a decrease in livestock in farming systems has increased pressure on herbicides, resulting in the development of herb… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Herbicide Type Stubble Management
Yeelanna, SA
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Stubble Management Stubble Height
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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Farmers leading and learning about the soil carbon frontier (EPARF)

Harm van Rees (CropFacts Pty Ltd), Trent Potter (Yeruga Crop Research), Amanda Cook, Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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The DAFF and GRDC funded national trial will examine existing, new and alternative strategies for farmers in the cereal sheep zone to increase soil carbon. The trial will be used as baseline data for carbon accumulation in soils and to: discuss the various forms of soil organic carbon (plant residues, particulate, humus and resistant fractions),… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation CropFacts Pty Ltd SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre

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To maintain or improve crop production through applying alternative weed, disease and pest control options in pasture wheat rotations in the presence of crop residues. The trial was established in 2013 with different stubble treatments imposed at harvest and was sown either inter row or in row with wheat in 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red loam
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Farmers leading and learning about the soil carbon frontier (EPARF)

Harm van Rees (CropFacts Pty Ltd), Trent Potter (Yeruga Crop Research), Amanda Cook, Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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The DAFF and GRDC funded national trial will examine existing, new and alternative strategies for farmers in the cereal sheep zone to increase soil carbon. The trial will be used as baseline data for carbon accumulation in soils and to: discuss the various forms of soil organic carbon (plant residues, particulate, humus and resistant fractions),… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation CropFacts Pty Ltd SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre

Farmers leading and learning about the soil carbon frontier (EPARF)

Amanda Cook (SARDI), Harm van Rees (CropFacts Pty Ltd), Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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The DAFF and GRDC funded national trial will examine existing, new and alternative strategies for farmers in the cereal sheep zone to increase soil carbon. The trial will be used as baseline data for carbon accumulation in soils and to: discuss the various forms of soil organic carbon (plant residues, particulate, humus and resistant fractions),… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
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Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation CropFacts Pty Ltd SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre

Barley grass in a retained stubble system - farm demonstrations

Amanda Cook, Mark Klante (SARDI), Andy Bates (Bates Ag Consulting), Bruce Heddle, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter, Brett McEvoy and John Kelsh (SARDI)

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The GRDC Stubble project aims to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). Weed control in stubble retained systems is an issue with reduced herbicide efficacy due to higher stubble loads especially for pre-emergence herbicides. Current farming practices have also changed weed behaviour w… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Sowing Method
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red loam
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The GRDC ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ project aims to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). Weed control in stubble retained systems can be compromised where herbicide efficacy is limited due to higher stubble loads, especia… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red loam
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Caring for Our Country funding was obtained to demonstrate the impact of new fungicides for Rhizoctonia suppression by monitoring farmer implement broad acre strips in their current farming systems in 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fungicide Type Sowing Rate
Mudamuckla, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam
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Caring for Our Country funding was obtained to demonstrate the impact of new fungicides for Rhizoctonia suppression by monitoring farmer implement broad acre strips in their current farming systems in 2014.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type
Piednippie, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam
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Caring for Our Country funding was obtained to demonstrate the impact of new fungicides for Rhizoctonia suppression by monitoring farmer implement broad acre strips in their current farming systems in 2014.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fungicide Type
Cleve, SA Red loam
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Caring for Our Country funding was obtained to demonstrate the impact of new fungicides for Rhizoctonia suppression by monitoring farmer implement broad acre strips in their current farming systems in 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Fungicide Rate
Buckleboo, SA Cleve, SA Lock, SA Mudamuckla, SA Piednippie, SA Sandy loam Red loam Grey calcareous sandy loam
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Agricultural soils are the main source of emission of the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide (N2O) to the atmosphere. N2O is a potent GHG which lasts in the atmosphere for 114 years and has a global warming potential of approximately 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide over a 100 year timescale. Agriculture accounts for 16% of Australi… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Fertiliser Rate
Wanilla, SA Duplex sand over loam
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Agricultural soils are the main source of emission of the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide (N2O) to the atmosphere. N2O is a potent GHG which lasts in the atmosphere for 114 years and has a global warming potential of approximately 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide over a 100 year timescale. Agriculture accounts for 16% of Australi… read more

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Wanilla, SA Calcareous red sandy loam Duplex sand over loam
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Issue upper EP farmers identified as a problem was sowing into retained pasture residue with pasture vines causing issues with blockages at sowing and uneven germination. The trial at Mount Cooper was designed to compare crop establishment and production, and weed and pest control effectiveness in the presence and absence of legume pasture resid… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Mt Cooper, SA Red loam
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Caring for Our Country funding was obtained to demonstrate the impact of new fungicides for Rhizoctonia suppression by monitoring farmer implement broad acre strips in their current farming systems in 2014.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fungicide Type
Lock, SA Grey calcareous sandy loam
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Aims:

Agricultural soils are the main source of emission of the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide (N2O) to the atmosphere. N2O is a potent GHG which lasts in the atmosphere for 114 years and has a global warming potential of approximately 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide over a 100 year timescale. Agriculture accounts for 16% of Australi… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Fungicide Timing
Wanilla, SA Duplex sand over loam
Research organisatons
Funding source

Aims:

Agricultural soils are the main source of emission of the greenhouse gas (GHG) nitrous oxide (N2O) to the atmosphere. N2O is a potent GHG which lasts in the atmosphere for 114 years and has a global warming potential of approximately 300 times greater than that of carbon dioxide over a 100 year timescale. Agriculture accounts for 16% of Australi… read more

Crop type: Multiple 2 trials Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Wanilla, SA Calcareous red sandy loam Duplex sand over loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). One of the barriers to retaining stubble is the perceived reduction in pre-emergent herbicide effectiveness (efficacy) in stubbles. … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Sowing Timing Stubble Management Stubble Height
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red loam
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The GRDC project ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble - upper Eyre Peninsula’ aims to produce sustainable management guidelines to control pests, weeds and diseases while retaining stubble to maintain or improve soil health, and reduce exposure to wind erosion. The major outcome to be achieved is increased knowledge … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing Sowing Method
Lock, SA Non-wetting sand
SOURCE DATA UNAVAILABLE
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The GRDC ‘Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble’ projects on upper and lower Eyre Peninsula (EP) aim to improve farm profitability while retaining stubble in farming systems. Grass weed management is one of the key issues of current cropping systems with annual ryegrass and barley grass being of most importance on lowe… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Harvest Timing Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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The issue of enteric (from intestines) methane (CH4) emissions produced by ruminant livestock is gaining local and global interest due to methane being a powerful greenhouse gas and ruminants being a significant source of emissions. In the absence of measurements, prediction models can facilitate the estimation of enteric met… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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Farmers leading and learning about the soil carbon frontier (EPARF)

Harm van Rees (CropFacts Pty Ltd), Trent Potter (Yeruga Crop Research), Amanda Cook, Wade Shepperd, Ian Richter (SARDI)

Aims:

The DAFF and GRDC funded national trial will examine existing, new and alternative strategies for farmers in the cereal sheep zone to increase soil carbon. The trial will be used as baseline data for carbon accumulation in soils and to: discuss the various forms of soil organic carbon (plant residues, particulate, humus and resistant fractions),… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Stubble Management
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Red sandy loam
SOURCE DATA UNAVAILABLE
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Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation CropFacts Pty Ltd SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre

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Onion weed (Asphodelus fistulosusis) is a significant pest of crops and pastures on many soil types on upper EP. Onion weed that germinates in the pasture phase often results in thick stands of large plants that require repeated herbicide application and/or cultivation to control prior to a crop phase. Cultivation prior to sowing is a widespread… read more

Crop type: Medic 1 trial Herbicide Type
Kyancutta, SA Sandy loam
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Sheep are an integral part of low-medium rainfall mixed farming systems across southern Australia and they account for 23% of Australia’s total livestock emissions. Apart from the contribution to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, the energy lost as methane represents a significant inefficiency in sheep production systems. Therefore, main… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Grazing Regime Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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