Department of Agriculture and Food WA

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s role is to grow and protect Western Australia’s agriculture and food sector. We work professionally and with integrity to help deliver meaningful results to industry, government and the community.

Our department supports the success of the state’s agrifood businesses by delivering our Agrifood 2025+ Strategic plan and, in turn, achieving our vision of ‘a progressive, innovative and profitable agriculture and food sector that benefits Western Australia’

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Years: 1959 to 2016
220 published trials
77 uploaded trial reports
159 trial sites
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To determine the spread pattern from aerially applied baits.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Mount Barker, WA
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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: 1. Provide growers in lower rainfall environments with guidelines on optimal nitrogen rates and times of application to maximise grain and oil yields. 2. Determine if the… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Variety Type
Grass Patch, WA Sandy loam
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Compare the yield responses of wheat varieties sown at three sowing dates (9 April, 23 April and 12 May) and two plant densities.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Western Australia, WA
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To evaluate the response of canola to low fertiliser inputs

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Grass Patch, WA Sandy loam
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To evaluate the response of canola to low fertiliser inputs

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Varley, WA Loam
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Claying has been undertaken in many areas throughout the zone, and there is quite a bit of expertise on the risks and benefits associated with it within the zone. Cash flow of most farmers in general doesn’t allow the expense of the high rates of clay to occur. However, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that low rates of clay (lower than … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration Type
West River, WA
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Developing and testing innovative, practical and reliable methods for incorporating lime into acidic sand plain top and subsoils in the eastern wheatbelt

Stephen Davies, Chris Gazey, Wayne Parker, Paul Blackwell and Glen Riethmuller (DAFWA); Anne Wilkins and Peter Negus (West Midlands Group); Travis Hollins (Synergy Consulting); Dave Gartner (AgLime of Australia); Wes Lefroy (Precision SoilTech)

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To provide an overview and improve understanding of the range of tillage implements available to growers to incorporate lime, their respective costs and benefits and to assess novel options.

Crop type: None 1 trial Soil amelioration Type
Dandaragan, WA
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To value-add to grazing crops as frost mitigation tool by investigating the interaction of time x height of (simulated) grazing on wheat crop recovery and delay in flowering window.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Gnowangerup, WA
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Claying has been undertaken in many areas throughout the zone, and there is quite a bit of expertise on the risks and benefits associated with it within the zone. Cash flow of most farmers in general doesn’t allow the expense of the high rates of clay to occur. However, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that low rates of clay (lower than … read more

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration Type
West River, WA
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To value-add to grazing crops as frost mitigation tool by investigating the interaction of time x height of (simulated) grazing on wheat crop recovery and delay in flowering window.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Frost Tendency Grazing Timing Grazing Rate
Dumbleyung, WA
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To determine if retaining canola seed leads to reduced yield, oil and financial return.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing
Wittenoom Hills, WA Loamy sand
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To determine if retaining canola seed leads to reduced yield, oil and financial return.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing
Grass Patch, WA Sandy loam
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To test the effect of compacted inter-rows on water harvesting, production and profitability in a low rainfall wheatbelt environment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Southern Cross, WA
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To test the effect of compacted inter-rows on water harvesting, production and profitability in a low rainfall wheatbelt environment.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Compaction Soil Preparation
Merredin, WA
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Wide row canola why bother; a summary of a series of small plot and farmer trials and farmer experiences

Martin Harries, Mark Seymour (DAFWA), Chris Pinkney (Agrarian Management), Karl Suckling, Ben Cripps and Rohan Ford (Northern Agri Group)

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  • To test yield responses to narrow vs wide row over high and low rainfall zones of the NAR.
  • To test best agronomy for wide rows; hybrid vs open pollinated, seeding rate, fertiliser and fungicide.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Row spacing Variety Type
Ogilvie West, WA
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Compare the yield responses of canola varieties sown at three sowing dates (9 April, 23 April and 12 May).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type
Pindar, WA
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To determine the impact of stubble burning on snail populations in a canola paddock

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Protection
Wellstead, WA
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To determine the impact of stubble burning on snail populations in a canola paddock

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Wellstead, WA
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There appears to be renewed interest from growers and the agricultural community in legume break crops to complement canola and cereals in the rotation. For example in the Esperance region a number of farmers bulked up lentil seed in 2016 in anticipation of sowing larger areas in 2017. This paper summarises some of the experiments conducted in 2… read more

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Variety
WA, WA
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Agronomy for Early Sown Canola

Martin Harries, Mark Seymour, Jackie Bucat, Bob French and Sally Sprigg

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To consolidate information and provide guidelines for best bet management of canola sown at or before mid-April.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Timing
, WA
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To evaluate the response of canola to low fertiliser inputs

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Pingrup, WA Clay
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To better determine the impact of green peach aphid feeding damage in the absence of virus on canola yield and seed quality.

, WA
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To develop variety specific management packages for ascochyta blight of chickpea.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Inoculant Application
, WA
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  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Grass Patch, WA
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Aims:

  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
, WA
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Aims:

  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Merredin, WA
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Aims:

  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Paddock 1, WA
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Aims:

  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Pingelly (UWA Farm), WA
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Aims:

  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in nitrogen rate.
  • To compare the responses of four oat varieties to changes in seeding rates.
  • To determine if there are significant variety x nitrogen x seeding rate interactions.
  • To provide information on the responsiveness of new varieties to man… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Rate
Varley, WA
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  1. To refine canola establishment methods for early sowing.
  2. To see if it is possible to chase moisture at depth with canola.

, WA Deep yellow sand
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  1. To refine canola establishment methods for early sowing.
  2. To see if it is possible to chase moisture at depth with canola.

Eradu, WA Deep yellow sand
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To determine if spacing canola plants more uniformly within the row can improve yield in the WA Northern Region.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Rate
Wongan Hills Research Station, WA
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  1. To obtain data on late March and early April sowing of canola varieties.
  2. To determine if changing variety to better match season length improves yield.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Timing
Wongan Hills, WA
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Agronomy for early sown canola

Martin Harries, Mark Seymour, Jackie Bucat, Bob French and Sally Sprigg

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To consolidate information and provide guidelines for best bet management of canola sown at or before mid-April.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
, WA
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To investigate whether agronomy can overcome the yield penalty of retained (F2) TT hybrid canola compared with purchased (F1) hybrid seed by using;

  • seed mixes.
  • increased density or,
  • grading to increase seed size.
Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Variety Type
Grass Patch, WA
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  • To see if matching canola variety maturity to sowing time would increase yields the NAR
  • To compare the response of common Roundup Ready (RR) and triazine tolerant (TT) varieties to different times of sowing.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Timing
, WA
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To determine if canola cultivars vary in their rates of shedding

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Harvest
Gibson, WA Shallow sandy duplex
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  • To evaluate the responsiveness of Bannister and Williams oats to increasing plant density.
  • To quantify the effect that plant density has on oat grain quality if a crop is sown early versus late.
  • To determine if Bannister and Williams oats are suitable for lower rainfall regions.

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Merredin, WA
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Aims:

  • To evaluate the responsiveness of Bannister and Williams oats to increasing plant density.
  • To quantify the effect that plant density has on oat grain quality if a crop is sown early versus late.
  • To determine if Bannister and Williams oats are suitable for lower rainfall regions.

Investment in milli… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
WANTFA Site, WA
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Growers in medium to low rainfall regions are keen to grow oats as a break crop, either for hay or as a profitable grain crop; however, there is a need to identify management inputs and varieties that consistently meet quality specifications. Currently there is considerable interest in the high yielding milling oat varieties Bannister and Willia… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Timing
WANTFA Site, WA Red loam
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Growers in medium to low rainfall regions are keen to grow oats as a break crop, either for hay or as a profitable grain crop; however, there is a need to identify management inputs and varieties that consistently meet quality specifications. Currently there is considerable interest in the high yielding milling oat varieties Bannister and Willia… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Timing
Holt Rock, WA Shallow sandy duplex
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Growers in medium to low rainfall regions are keen to grow oats as a break crop, either for hay or as a profitable grain crop; however, there is a need to identify management inputs and varieties that consistently meet quality specifications. Currently there is considerable interest in the high yielding milling oat varieties Bannister and Willia… read more

Crop type: Oats 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Sowing Timing
Merredin, WA Red sandy loam
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The aim of this study was to:

  • 1. evaluate the responsiveness of Bannister and Williams oats to increasing plant density,
  • 2. quantify the effect that plant density has on oat grain quality if a crop is sown early versus late, and
  • 3. determine if Bannister and Williams oats are suitable for lower rainfall re… read more
Crop type: Oats 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Holt Rock, WA
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Aims:

  • To test if growers will benefit from using precision seeding technology.
  • To test very low seed rates of canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Method
Ogilvie, WA
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Aims:

  • To test if growers will benefit from using precision seeding technology.
  • To test very low seed rates of canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Method
Binnu, WA
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  • To determine the extent of yield loss caused by high levels of aphid infestation on canola in the Northern Agricultural Region.
  • To re-investigate management guidelines.

, WA
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To investigate the response to changing the nitrogen rate and changing the time of application.  Canola yield and oil will be measured and RR hybrids will be compared with open-pollinated TT types (OP TT).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Gibson, WA Gravelly sand
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  • To test the yield response of albus lupin to lower than normal seeding rates and wider than normal row spacings.
  • To test if using low seeding rates and/or wide rows would reduce the incidence and impact of fungal diseases including sclerotinia and anthracnose.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Sowing Row spacing
Geraldton, WA
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To determine if canola cultivars vary in their rates of shedding

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Harvest
Gibson, WA Shallow sandy duplex
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To investigate the plant density response to yield and oil content of TT and RR hybrid canola in comparison with open-pollinated canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Rate
, WA Loamy sand
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