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 2020
402 published trials
150 trial sites
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Aims:

To address the issue of adequate disease control that impacted the profitability of field pea crops grown
in medium rainfall zones.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide
West Dalwallinu, WA
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1. To identify the optimal agronomy for chickpeas, grown in medium to low rainfall zones of northern
Western Australia.
2. To address the issue of adequate weed control that impacted the profitability of chickpea crops grown
in medium rainfall zones in earlier trials in this project.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide
Dalwallinu, WA
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To explore the agronomic options for weed control through the use of a variety of herbicides to address this constraint.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide
Beacon, WA Red clay loam
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  • 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 Pale deep sand
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Aims:

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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Aims:

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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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 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 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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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 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 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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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 the performance of new chickpea varieties under farmer practice.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Variety Type
Buntine, WA
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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 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.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
east Buntine, ACT Sand over gravel
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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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Aims:

To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
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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 Yellow sands
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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 Yellow sands
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To evaluate yields of new and existing oat varieties in Wongan Hills.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Variety
Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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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 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:

  • Provide growers in lower rainfall environments with guidelines on times of application to maximise grain and oil yi… read more
  • Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Rate Sowing
    Buntine, WA Sand over gravel
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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:

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

    To investigate how nutrient interactions influence yield response. Specifically, if:

  • Applications of P, K and/or S fertilisers influence wheat yield under varying N concentrations.
  • “Background” nutrition influences fertiliser responsiveness.
  • Yield responses are a result of absolute nutrient concentrations … read more
  • Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Sandy duplex
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    Aims:

    To compare three different sowing rates (in a low rainfall zone) in a farmer sized trial and monitor these plots throughout the growing season.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate
    Buntine, WA Sand over gravel
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    Aims:

    Compare the new IGW3526 imidazolinone wheat with Mace in a farm scale demonstration to compare variety performance.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    East Wubin, WA
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    Aims:

    • Compare the new noodle wheat variety Supreme (IGW6042) against Calingiri to gauge variety performance.
    • Compare noodle wheat to Mace in order to determine the economic viability of growing noodle wheat.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    West Wubin, WA
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    Aims:

    Comparison of the new APW wheat Hydra (IGW3422) to Emu Rock and Mace in a farm scale demonstration to evaluate performance.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
    Ballidu, WA Loamy sand
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    Aims:

    Compare the new IGW3526 imidazolinone tolerant wheat with Justica in a farm scale demonstration to gauge variety performance.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    West Wubin, WA Red sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To evaluate the performance of Litmus (WABAR2625) barley in comparison to Hindmarsh and Wyalkatchem on an acidic soil.

    Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Variety Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To determine if inclusion of Bentonite clay improves crop yields on sandy soils.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type
    Miling, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To compare yield and quality of new and existing canola varieties in a paddock scale demonstration trial.

    Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Red loam
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    Aims:

    To determine if there are any benefits to be gained from mouldboard ploughing a yellow sandplain soil

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type
    West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To compare the effects of mouldboard plough, spading and deep ripping on yellow non-wetting sand.

    Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type
    Marchagee, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    A four-year study has investigated if lime applied in a low pH soil could enhance the efficacy of herbicides on weeds (ryegrass and barley grass) and improve crop performance in a wheat-wheat-lupin-barley rotation at the Wongan Hills Research Station, Western Australia.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Crop Rotation Soil Soil amelioration Soil amelioration Application
    Wongan Hills, WA Sand
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    Aims:

    A four-year study has investigated if lime applied in a low pH soil could enhance the efficacy of herbicides on wild radish and improve crop performance in a wheat-wheat-lupin-barley rotation at the Wongan Hills Research Station, Western Australia (WA).

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Crop Type Herbicide Herbicide Type Soil amelioration Soil amelioration Application
    Wongan Hills, WA Sand
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