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 2017
517 published trials
516 uploaded trial reports
143 trial sites
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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 Pale deep sand
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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 Sand over gravel
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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 Deep yellow sand
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Barley National Variety Trial - Ballidu

Blair Humphry, Graduate Research Agronomist, Kalyx Australia

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Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Ballidu, WA Yellow sandy loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing barley varieties.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
West Buntine, WA Loam
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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 Heavy red loam
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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 Wodjil
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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 Deep yellow sand
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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: Multiple 1 trial 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: Not specified 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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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 Sandy loam
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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: Multiple 1 trial Variety
East Dalwallinu, WA Loamy clay
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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 Red loam
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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 Yellow sandplain
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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 Deep yellow sand
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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 Sandplain
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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 Sandy gravel
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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 Sand over gravel
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
West Buntine, WA Loam
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The National Variety Trial (NVT) program is a national program of comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, data generation, collection and dissemination. The program is supported by the Australian Government and growers through the GRDC and is managed by the Australian Crop Accreditation System Limited (ACAS). The NVT… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Ballidu, WA Sandy loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Cadoux, WA Sandy loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Carnamah, WA Clay loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Coorow, WA Sand to sandy loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Miling, WA Sandy loam
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To evaluate yield and quality of new and existing wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Pithara, WA Loamy clay
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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: Multiple 1 trial 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 Sandy loam
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing wheat and barley varieties and their response to N.

Buntine, WA
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The barley National Variety Testing (NVT) is part of a multi crop evaluation program funded by the GRDC and is designed to evaluate barley varieties entering the market that have gone through selection and evaluation within the various national breeding programs. The NVT barley trials are just one source of information on which growers can base … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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The barley National Variety Testing (NVT) is part of a multi crop evaluation program funded by the GRDC and is designed to evaluate barley varieties entering the market that have gone through selection and evaluation within the various national breeding programs. The NVT barley trials are just one source of information on which growers can base … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
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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 Yellow sands
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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 Sand to sandy loam
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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.

Watheroo, WA Acidic sand
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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 Sandy loam
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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 Deep yellow sand
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing chickpea varieties under farmer practice.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Variety Type
Wongan Hills, 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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The aim of this work was to explore herbicide and application timing alternatives to control annual ryegrass and other weeds on fencelines and prevent the onset of resistance. Fence lines can be a ‘breeding’ ground for glyphosate resistance evolution due to a lack of crop competition, its repeated usage and the often late applications when w… read more

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 Sand over gravel
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To test the interaction between wheat variety and seed size on the ability to emerge from deep sowing.

Buntine, WA Sand over gravel
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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 Sand over gravel
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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.

East Marchagee, WA Deep yellow sand
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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 Brown sandy loam
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To assess the effect of different rates of CalSap® applied in-furrow on an acidic sand over gravel.

east Buntine, ACT Sand over gravel
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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: None 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: Multiple 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA Deep yellow sand
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To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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