Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA is the amalgamation of the former Departments of Agriculture and Food; Fisheries; Regional Development together with staff from the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, to provide a strong and unified service for Western Australia’s vital primary industries and regions.

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Years: 2013 to 2020
82 published trials
102 trial sites
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Aims:

1. To investigate the effects of dry sowing on the nodulation and nitrogen fixation of chickpea in a low rainfall environment.

2. To investigate the residual effects on the growth of a subsequent wheat crop.

 

Crop type: Chickpeas 2 trials Inoculant Method
Merredin, WA
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  • To determine whether sheep graze on matricaria (palatability of the weed) in a mixed species pasture and if so at which growth stages is the weed palatable.
  • Estimate the feed value of matricaria at various growth stages compared to other available feed.
  • Evaluate the use of MCPA to increase matricaria palatability.read more

Crop type: Mixed species 1 trial Grazing
Nangeenan, WA
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that in the central eastern wheatbelt… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Wheat 2 trials Herbicide Method
North Kellerberrin, WA
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To better understand the efficacy and crop safety of broadleaf herbicide options for faba bean crops grown on sandy soils in Western Australia, focusing on new varieties; PBA Amberley and PBA Bendoc.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Herbicide Type
Gibson, WA
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that in growers in the northern wheat… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Wheat 2 trials Herbicide Timing
Yandanooka, WA
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that growers in the southern lakes re… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Barley 2 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Tarin Rock, WA Loam over clay
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To investigate the fit of high value pulse crops (faba bean, lentil, and chickpea) in the sowing program and their rotational (agronomic and economic) benefits to the following cereal crop.

Grass patch, WA
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To annually monitor long-term focus paddocks in the Geraldton port zone for effectiveness of integrated weed management strategies in controlling herbicde resistant weeds

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 3 trials Herbicide Method
Geraldton, WA
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  • To monitor how wild radish populations change under a range of integrated weed management (IWM) methods
  • To investigate the economic advantages to spraying versus hand weeding.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Harvest
Darkan, WA
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  • To better define the sowing and flowering window of lentils in WA.
  • To evaluate the response of released and near-release lentil lines to a wide range of sowing times.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Sowing Timing
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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  • Demonstrate how to improve the safety of soil applied herbicides by the timing of application and the condition of the furrow.
  • To demonstrate tolerance of latest lentil varieties to old and new herbicides.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Application
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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  • To maximise canola yields in the high rainfall zone, with a combination of high nitrogen rates and full fungicide protection.
  • Determine nitrogen distribution at crop maturity between the different mature plant material fractions; coarse material, fine and pod material and seed.
  • Determine the mineral N levels in summ… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Variety
South Stirlings,WA, WA
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This trial aims to establish the long-term value of deep ripping on compacted deep south coast sands. It investigates the longevity of the ripping benefit in a fully controlled traffic system (CTF).

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 9 trials Soil amelioration
Gibson, WA
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To evaluate the rotational benefit of different sequences of pulses and canola after soil amelioration when transitioning back into cereal cropping following amelioration.

Dongara,
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To evaluate different sequences of pulses and canola after soil amelioration when transitioning into cereal cropping to capture maximum benefit from amelioration.

South Burracoppin, WA
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To compare the effectiveness of fungicide regimes on disease management in faba beans, including a regime based on an IoT sensor that uses canopy microclimate data.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Crop Protection
Kojaneerup, WA
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control. 

Barley grass at high density reduces crop yield. Howev… read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Type
Wickepin, WA
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The aim of this field experiment is to compare the viability of different break crop options for the management of RLN (P. neglectus) and Rhizoctonia. This involved monitoring the RLN population in response to different break crops in the break crop year (2018), as well as under susceptible cereal crops in following years (wheat 2019 and oats 20… read more

Crop type: Break crops 3 trials Crop Rotation
Dumbleyung, WA
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To determine if chickpea respond to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Mt Ridley, Deep loamy duplex
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To determine if chickpea respond to applied nitrogen.

 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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To determine if faba bean responds to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fertiliser Timing
Gibson, WA Sand
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To determine if lentil responds to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Fertiliser Timing
Mt Ridley, Deep sandy duplex
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To quantify wheat yield loss in response to root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus quasitereoides) population size, by using a unique population gradient which has been set up as a result of host-crop varieties and nitrogen treatments over the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Crop Rotation
Frankland, WA
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To optimise cereal protein by better understanding response to high nitrogen rates in a given season through demonstration trials while also better understanding disease response.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Neridup, WA
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The objective of this survey is to understand if HWSC systems influence in mice populations in paddocks.

Properties with mice activity around sheds or houses were targeted.

Crop type: Barley,Canola,Wheat 60 trials No treatment
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To investigate the cost-effectiveness of on-farm lime for ameliorating soil acidity in Kwinana East Port Zone and to validate the iLime application (developed by DPIRD and Desiree Futures with funding from GRDC) by comparing simulations with field trial results.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
Moorine Rock, WA
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To determine environmental triggers and time of day vegetable beetles and slaters are active.

Crop type: No crop specified 6 trials No treatment
Esperance Downs Research Station, WA Myrup, WA Scaddan, WA
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To measure the effect of deep ripping on depth to free water (waterlogging) and the associated yield response of canola (2018) and wheat (2019) after deep ripping on this soil type.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
West Kendenup, WA
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To determine how long the ripping effect lasts for in a controlled traffic farming (CTF) system and when to repeat the deep ripping on deep sands

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration Timing
East Gibson, WA
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  • Assess the influence of soil renovation treatments on soil borne diseases.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Soil amelioration
Kendenup, WA Salmon Gums, WA
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Investigate the effect of delayed baiting on snail mortality immediately post baiting and the longer-term impact on presence of smaller snails during the harvest period. 

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Pesticide Timing
Gibson, WA
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A case study to demonstrate that faba beans can serve as a much needed break crop in the dominant canola-barley rotation on the South Coast sandplain

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Crop Type
Kojaneerup, WA
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new or potential new chickpea varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage.

Crop type: Chickpeas 2 trials Herbicide Timing
Dongara, Red sandy loam
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new or potential new chickpea varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Merredin, WA Clay loam
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new lentil varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Dongara, Red sandy loam
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new lentil varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Merredin, WA Clay loam
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new lupin varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage. Mandelup was included as a standard variety for comparison in the trial.

Blue lupins are problematic in narrow leave lupin production, especially in the Northern Agriculture Region of WA Wheatbelt and no herbic… read more

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Bruce Ley, WA Yellow sandplain
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To identify herbicide sensitivities of new lupin varieties with the view to reduce their yield losses due to herbicide damage. Mandelup was included as a standard variety for comparison in the trial.

Blue lupins are problematic in narrow leave lupin production, especially in the Northern Agriculture Region of WA Wheatbelt and no herbic… read more

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Herbicide Timing
Wongan Hills Research Station, WA Loamy sand
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To monitor the long term effects of incorporated lime versus no incorporation.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil amelioration Rate
Bremer bay, WA
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To optimise wheat and barley protein by better understanding response to high nitrogen rates in a given season.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Fertiliser Rate
Beaumont, WA Grass Patch, WA Neridup, WA
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To determine environmental triggers that initiate movement, feeding and formation of the albumen gland in small conical snails.

Crop type: No crop specified 6 trials Pesticide Timing
Albany, WA Esperance, WA
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To investigate the most effective and profitable break crops in rotation with cereals (wheat) for growers with RLN and R. solani in the same paddock, a two-year (2018 & 2019) break-crop rotation trial was implemented in Dumbleyung and Grass Valley.

Crop type: Wheat,Canola,Fallow,Mixed species 16 trials Crop Rotation Variety Type
Dumbleyung, WA Grass Valley, WA
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To determine the carryover benefit of seed dressings for soilborne diseases in the eastern wheatbelt.     

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Crop Type
Elabbin, WA
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These trials tested the repellence of some products being promoted or anecdotally observed to repel snails in broad acre crops. These products have no supporting data nor are they registered for snail repellence in crops.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Crop Protection
Albany, WA Esperance, WA
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To determine if a soil wetter, such as SE14, improves plant establishment in years with a dry start.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Soil Preparation
Lace Grace, WA, WA
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To test the following hypotheses:
1. Low plant density will not reduce yield of early April sown wheat
2. Delayed nitrogen application will not affect grain yield
3. Agronomy can offset yield reductions from grazing wheat sown in early April

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Fertiliser Timing Grazing Sowing Row spacing Variety Type
Gibson, WA Katanning, WA Muresk, WA Yuna, WA
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Investigate the effect of row spacing up to 66cm in two hybrid varieties at two different seeding rates to determine if row spacing or plant density can ameliorate the effect of sclerotinia stem rot, with or without fungicide application.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Toodyay, WA
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To investigate yield and phenology of canola varieties when sown in March to provide better advice to agronomists and growers about the best varieties to use and safe sowing and flowering windows.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Tenindewa, WA
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To investigate yield and phenology of canola varieties when sown in March to provide better advice to agronomists and growers about the best varieties to use and safe sowing and flowering windows.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Wongan Hills Research Station, WA Deep sand
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To investigate yield and phenology of canola varieties when sown in March to provide better advice to agronomists and growers about the best varieties to use and safe sowing and flowering windows.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Westdale, WA Grey loamy sand
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