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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399 results have a trial report available 355 results have export data available 402 trials are CC BY 4.0
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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 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 Loamy clay
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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
    Research organisatons
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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
    Research organisaton

    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
    Research organisaton

    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
    Research organisaton

    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
    Research organisaton
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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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    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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    Aims:

    To determine whether a profit can be achieved from incorporating lime in the year it is applied.

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

    To determine whether lime has an effect on potassium (K) response

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Application
    Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To determine the effects of spading on lime and potassium (K) response

    Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration Type
    Marchagee, WA Sand
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    Aims:

    To compare EverGol Prime, Vibrance and Tripower to Baytan T for loose smut contol and to compare EverGol Prime to triazole seed treatments for Rhizoctonia suppression.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Application
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To investigate the composition of the free living nematode communities in Australian grain-growing soils; determine whether the community responds to different organic matter inputs and to various tillage and stubble management regimes; and decide whether nematodes are a useful indicator of soil health.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Soil Preparation Stubble Stubble Management
    Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To evaluate and compare the effectiveness of standard post emergent herbicide treatments against the Clearfield™ system with Intervix herbicide for control of brome grass and radish in the new two gene wheat Justica CL.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To determine the impacts of biochar on crop yield,2.To compare the effectiveness of different methods of applying biochar to the soil.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Soil amelioration Application
    Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To compare the gross margins of a liquid fertiliser to a granular fertiliser strategy.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Form
    West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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    Liebe Group McAlpine Farms

    Aims:

    To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties

    Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To evaluate yields and quality of new and existing lupin varieties

    Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    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: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
    West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisatons

    Aims:

    To investigate the value of nitrogen on the profitability of new wheat varieties in early (dry sowing) and late sowings in canola/wheat system at Wongan Hills

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Timing Variety Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Yellow sands
    Research organisaton
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    Aims:

    To determine the effects of mouldboarding and deep ripping on a Wongan Hills yellow sand when varying lime and nutrient inputs

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Application
    Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To evaluate the weed control efficacy of mouldboard ploughing on an area with a high weed burden

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation Soil amelioration Application
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To compare the efficacy and crop safety of different herbicide options for control of grasses in barley.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Herbicide Type
    Wongan Hills, WA Sand
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To compare four different GM canola varieties in a farmer sized trial and monitor these plots throughout the growing season with the potential to compare yield at harvest.

    Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
    East Marchagee, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To compare seed treatments to see if there is a yield response difference from the different treatments compared to the control. Also to and look at early root growth of the different treatments.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Inoculant Type
    West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisatons
    Liebe Group McAlpine Farms

    Aims:

    To investigate the potential of organic matter inputs to increase yield and improve soil health.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Soil Preparation Stubble Stubble Management
    Buntine, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton
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    Aims:

    To assess the effects of physical, chemical and biological soil manipulation (or inputs) on soil organic carbon in relation to changes in long term crop yields and quality.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser Application Soil amelioration Application
    Buntine, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To measure the role of water stored in the soil at sowing in affecting wheat yield.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Irrigation Rate Soil Type
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisatons

    Aims:

    To investigate the nitrogen rate and time of application response of canola varieties to yield and oil content of TT and RR hybrids in comparison with open-pollinated types to

    • provide growers in lower rainfall environments with guidelines on optimal nitrogen rates and times of application to maximise grain and oil yields, andread more
    Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton
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    Aims:

    To demonstrate the value of NUlogic soil and plant testing and the importance of reviewing fertiliser strategies in season

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    To test the effect of very deep ripping to 500mm with shallow leading tines and incorporation of limesand on a very deeply compacted acid sand plain soil.

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

    To evaluate the performance of new variety Cobra under farmer practice.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    Pithara, WA Red loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To evaluate the performance of new variety Cobra under farmer practice.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
    West Buntine, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton

    Aims:

    To identify differences between commonly grown wheat varieties in their ability to emerge from very deep sowing (100mm) and relate to coleoptile lengths and to quantify the effects of deep sowing on grain yield.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Method Variety Type
    West Wubin, WA Sandy loam
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    Aims:

    • To test if the ‘window’ is broadened due to seed coating.
    • To test the effect on yield due to timing of ‘haircut’.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing Inoculant Application
    East Dalwallinu, WA Sandy loam
    Research organisaton
    Funding source
    NEAR Project