SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) provides research and development services to the state government, commercial clients and research partners to help make South Australia’s primary industries and regions internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.

SARDI’s programs are designed to increase the productivity, sustainability and adaptability of the state’s agriculture, food and wine, fisheries and aquaculture and bioscience enterprises, create opportunities for market growth, address barriers to growth and provide applied solutions.

The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) operates the Minnipa Agricultural Centre (MAC). MAC serves the cereal growing areas of the Eyre Peninsula, which produces on average 40 to 45% of South Australia's wheat. Research and development conducted at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre includes development of innovative, best practice farm management practices for low rainfall environments.

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Years: 2009 to 2018
259 published trials
198 uploaded trial reports
59 trial sites
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The aim of this trial was to identify plant varieties or mixtures that can increase dry matter production of the pasture break phase on the highly alkaline soils of upper Eyre Peninsula. Current cropping and grazing systems are mostly based on monocultures and the potential feed base of the break phase could be broadened to be more productive fo… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type
Piednippie, SA

Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Animal grazing
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Cumin is a herb in the parsley and carrot family which is grown in northern India and the Middle East. The seed is used as a traditional spice ingredient of kormas, masalas, and soups, and forms the basis of many other spice blends. Global production is estimated at around 600,000 tonnes. Elite cumin varieties are being evaluated across a range … read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
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Rhizoctonia inoculum levels and rotations

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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A long term trial was established at Streaky Bay in 2004 to determine if disease suppression against rhizoctonia is achievable in an upper EP environment on a grey highly calcareous soil. It also assessed whether soil microbial populations can be influenced by rotation and fertiliser inputs in this environment.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Type
Streaky Bay, SA
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  • The Minnipa Agricultural Centre (MAC) has been funded by Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to run a research and extension program (Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems 3 – Responsive Farming Systems) to improve water use efficiency on farms by 10% on upper Eyre Peninsula (EP). This is seen as one of the main ways to improve… read more

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Rate No treatment Precision agriculture Soil Type Sowing Rate
Minnipa, SA
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To see if disease suppression can be stimulated by increasing organic matter (i.e. carbon) inputs into farming systems under local conditions.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Type Soil amelioration Type
Minnipa, SA
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To see if disease suppression can be stimulated by increasing organic matter (i.e. carbon) inputs into farming systems under local conditions.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Type Soil amelioration Type
Poochera, SA
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Long term disease suppression at Streaky Bay

Amanda Cook, Nigel Wilhelm, Wade Shepperd and Ian Richter (SARDI)

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To determine if disease suppression against Rhizoctonia is achievable in an upper EP environment on a grey
highly calcareous soil using different rotations and cropping inputs.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate
Streaky Bay, SA
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  • To test whether soil fertility and health could be improved under a higher input system compared to a lower input and more traditional system.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Grazing Regime
Minnipa, SA
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To assess the performance of annual medics in a pasture – wheat rotation over the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type
Minnipa, SA
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To provide data to assist in decision making when planning to use a field crop as a potential resource for grazing, hay and/or grain based on seasonal conditions, while in some cases utilising the benefits of a break crop within the cropping rotation.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type Grazing
Minnipa, SA
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To understand the impact of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling on disease suppression.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Stubble Management
Poochera, SA
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Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Pests
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To determine if disease suppression against rhizoctonia is achievable in an upper EP environment on a grey highly calcareous soil using different rotations and cropping inputs.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Streaky Bay, SA
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The Farming Systems Competition was commenced in 2000 to compare the impact of four different management strategies on production, profitability and sustainability at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation
Minnipa, SA
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To report on 'think tank' responses to the following quesitons:
• How do you increase your crop water use efficiency?
• How do you maximise profit?
• How can you find more leisure time?

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop
Minnipa, SA
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To understand the impact of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling on Rhizoctonia solani disease suppression.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Type
Minnipa, SA
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South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT)

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To understand the impact of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling on disease suppression.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Stubble Management
Minnipa, SA
Source Data Unavailable
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South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT)

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To understand the impact of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling on disease suppression.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Stubble Management
Poochera, SA
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South Australian Grains Industry Trust (SAGIT)

Minnipa farming systems competition

Michael Bennet (SARDI), Andy Bates (consultant) and Bruce Heddle (farmer)

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To compare the impact of four different management strategies on production, profitability and sustainability at the Minnipa
Agricultural Centre.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Rotation Fertiliser Rate
Minnipa, SA
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To conduct a break crop trial at Mt Cooper.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Mt Cooper, SA
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To determine the optimum ratio of peas and canola for grain yield, profitability and post harvest ground cover.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Crop Type
Minnipa, SA
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To understand the impact of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling on disease suppression.

Crop type: Multiple 1 trial Crop Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Minnipa, SA
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