Liebe Group

The Liebe Group is a grower driven, not for profit organisation in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. It is a leading ‘grass roots’ group in Western Australia and has a continually growing membership. This grass roots drive ensures the group remains relevant, timely and valuable to the local farmers and gains industry cooperation. The Liebe Group provides access for members to new ideas, innovation, research and networks all over Australia.

The group conducts research & development and provides information to 120 farm business members in the Dalwallinu, Coorow, Perenjori and Wongan Ballidu Shires, which encompasses a land area of approximately 1,000,000 ha. 

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Years: 2002 to 2018
583 published trials
502 uploaded trial reports
143 trial sites
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Aims:

  • To quantify the impact of nitrogen and potassium fertiliser on wheat yield and quality, after mouldboard ploughing non-wetting soils in the Geraldton Port Zone.
  • To determine the most effective way to apply nutrients (granular, banded, top dressed or liquid) on non-wetting soils after amelioration, in the Geraldton Port Zone.read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
, WA
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  • To determine the impact of N and K supply on yield and quality, on ameliorated non-wetting soils in the Geraldton Port Zone.
  • To determine the most effective way to apply nutrients (granular, banded, top dressed or liquid) on non-wetting soils after amelioration, in the Geraldton Port Zone.
     

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil amelioration
Eneabba, WA
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To determine the best way to apply nutrients and increase nutrient uptake on non-wetting soils after amelioration in the Geraldton port zone.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application
Irwin, WA
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To determine the most effective way to apply nutrients (granular, banded, top dressed or liquid) on non-wetting soils after amelioration, in the Geraldton Port Zone.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application
Eneabba, WA
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To determine the most effective way to apply nutrients (granular, banded, top dressed or liquid) on non-wetting soils after amelioration, in the Geraldton Port Zone.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application
, WA
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To evaluate the practicality of swathing barley in a favourable growing season.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
East Wubin, WA
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To compare and confirm if Litmus barley is a good choice for Gowrie farm against Hindmarsh and Scope, across varying sands.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
East Pithara, 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
West Wubin, 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
Dandaragan, WA
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To assess whether imidazolinone tolerant wheat or barley provides better weed control and which gives the best economic return.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety
Xantippe, 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
Kojonup, 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: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To compare the performance of older TT canola varieties (Tanami, Cobbler, Crusher and Snapper) under normal growing conditions in the Ballidu region.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Ballidu, WA
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To examine the difference in profitability between low and high input cropping practices over an extended period of time and to determine the effect these practices are having on soil carbon.

East Dalwallinu, WA
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Investigate the impact of soil management techniques and the application of different rates of lime over a five year period on soil pH.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Wongoondy, Mullewa, WA
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The focus was on being able to rip and inject lime to depth, to attempt to alleviate the acidity and aluminium toxicity that resulted from the low pH.

Bodallin, WA
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The key aim of this trial was to compare soil pH change to depth; with two different sources of lime (lime sand and farmers chalk lime).

Moora, WA
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In the mid 1990’s, DAFWA established a series of lime demonstrations sites across the WA wheatbelt, to highlight the importance of managing soil acidity. This trial is one of the series, which had a very simple design (0, 1 and 2t/ha applied, in 3 replicates). The rationale was to use farmer equipment, to enable larger areas to be treated diff… read more

Mullewa, WA
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The key aim of this trial is to document and understand the change in soil pH down to a depth of 30cm.

Newdegate, WA
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The key aim was to compare the rate of lime movement down the soil profile and the change in pH down to a depth of 30cm.

Bindi Bindi, WA
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To evaluate the relative yield loss (tolerance) of commonly grown and newly released wheat and barley varieties to Fusarium crown rot.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety
Wongan Hills, WA
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To assess whether Zen noodle wheat has a place in rotation when yield and quality are compared to Mace Australian hard wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Dalwallinu, WA
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing wheat and barley varieties and their response to N.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop
Buntine, WA
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To determine if the inclusion of Bentonite clay improves crop yields on non-wetting sandy soils and their ability to store more carbon.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil Preparation
Miling, WA
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Trials from over four years are examining different rates and timing of application of Bioprime, a liquid soil amendment which changes soil microbiology. The aim is to relate measured plant growth and yield improvement to changes in microbial populations in the soil around roots, and to show how these changes and different ways of applying nitro… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil
Buntine, WA
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To determine how much green feed tedera can produce on gutless pale sandy soil and to determine if growing tedera can increase the amount of soil organic carbon in pale sandy soil.

Crop type: Mixed species 1 trial Crop Type
Watheroo, WA
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To compare the plant density response of yield and oil content between hybrid and open-pollinated (OP) canola in Triazine tolerant (TT) and Roundup Ready (RR) herbicide tolerance groups.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Sowing Sowing Row spacing
Buntine, WA
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To compare the plant density response of yield and oil content between hybrid and OP canola in TT and RR herbicide tolerance groups.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate
Wongan Hills, WA
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To assess the effects of physical (spading), chemical (fertiliser) and biological (compost) treatments on soil organic carbon (SOC) in relation to changes in long term crop yields and quality.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA
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To evaluate the performance of new chickpea varieties under farmer practice.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA
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To explore herbicide and application timing alternatives to control annual ryegrass and other weeds on fencelines and prevent the onset of resistance. wns Research Station, Gibson (SEPWA).

Crop type: Ryegrass 1 trial Crop Protection
east Buntine, ACT
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To demonstrate more efficient deep ripping of a dry compact sandy soil and to assess any benefits of improved rain infiltration and crop yield.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Application
east Buntine, ACT
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To test the interaction between wheat variety and seed size on the ability to emerge from deep sowing.

Buntine, WA
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To compare and evaluate the yield effect from cultivation, before seeding versus a full cut system in a wheat crop.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Timing
east Buntine, ACT
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To examine whether deep cultivation by spading can be used to manage water repellence and subsoil acidity on non-wetting sand.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration
East Marchagee, WA
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing field pea varieties.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Type
Wongan Hills, WA
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To assess the effect of different rates of CalSap® applied in-furrow on an acidic sand over gravel.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
east Buntine, ACT
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To conduct integrated weed management IWM trials investigating chemical and non-chemical weed control options to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance in wild radish in Western Australian (WA) Wheatbelt and to improve adoption of wild radish IWM.

Crop type: Fallow 1 trial Crop Protection
, WA
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To investigate the potential of organic matter inputs to increase yield and improve soil health.

Crop type: Barley,Oats,Wheat,Canola 4 trials Variety Type
Buntine, WA
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Wongan Hills, WA
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Examine the effect of variable rates of fertiliser on acidity in the furrow and how CalSap® interacts with soil pH over a period of time at different locations in the profile.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
West Buntine, WA
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To evaluate the effects of mouldboard ploughing and its ability to increase carbon on a poor yellow sand.

Crop type: Rye 1 trial Variety Type
West Wubin, WA
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To determine if there are any benefits to increased productivity and carbon cycling on a yellow sandplain soil through mechanical incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation
West Buntine, WA
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To evaluate yields of new and existing oat varieties in Wongan Hills.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety
Buntine, WA
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To compare K fertiliser strategies and to investigate the effect of K supply on N.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application
East Carnamah, WA
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To examine the difference in profitability between low and high input cropping practices over an extended period of time and to determine the effect these practices are having on soil carbon.

Crop type: Wheat,Field peas,Canola 3 trials Sowing Sowing Rate
East Dalwallinu, WA
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To demonstrate, compare and analyse the efficacy of new herbicide combinations and sequences to achieve control of hard to kill weeds such as ryegrass and radish, whilst maximising yield in hybrid canola, using the hybrid variety Hyola 525RT (Roundup Ready + Triazine Tolerant) canola herbicide tolerant system.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide
Toodyay, WA
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To investigate the nitrogen rate and time of application response of canola varieties to yield and oil content of Triazine Tolerant (TT) and Roundup Ready (RR) hybrids in comparison with open-pollinated (OP) types to:

  1. Provide growers in lower rainfall environments with guidelines on times of application to maximise grain and oi… read more
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing
Buntine, WA
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Aims:

To investigate the N rate and time of application response of canola varieties to yield and oil content of Triazine tolerant (TT) and Roundup Ready (RR) hybrids in comparison with open-pollinated (OP) types to:

  1. Provide growers in lower rainfall environments with guidelines on times of application to maximise grain and oil yield… read more
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Timing Sowing Sowing Rate
Wongan Hills, WA
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