SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre trials

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A review of sheep management in 2010

To completely review the standard approach to the sheep enterprise.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Port Lincoln SA
Research organisaton
Adapting to climate change with crop sequences

To recommend options to improve;
• soil nutrients and groundcover, and 
• reduce disease levels and chemical use.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2011 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Ameliorating a deep repellent sand at Murlong increased wheat performance substantially in 2018

To:

  • determine if physical intervention and soil mixing improved grain yield on a sandy soil on eastern EP,
  • compare deep ripping with inclusion plates to spading,
  • determine if deeper ripping improved results, and
  • identify if the addition of fertilisers or organic material (OM) provide additional benefits.
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2018 Murlong SA
Research organisaton
Annual medic pastures at MAC

To assess the role of annual medics as a break crop in a wheat-sheep mixed farming system, by measuring the biomass produced over the growing season followed by the retention of the pasture residue over the summer autumn period, then subsequently assessing the impact of the pasture in the following cereal phase in terms of yield and grain quality.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2009 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Annual medic-wheat rotation at MAC

To assess the performance of annual medics in a pasture – wheat rotation over the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Assessment of alternative fungicides for improved blackspot control in field peas

To test the efficacy of a range of experimental (unregistered) foliar fungicides against the above strategy in controlling blackspot in field pea in three major production areas of South Australia.

 

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2015 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Benchmarking the genetic potential of sheep flocks on Eyre Peninsula

To include the Minnipa flock within the program to help:

  • educate ram buyers of the merits of ASBVs so they seek out, and buy rams from, breeders that are members of Sheep Genetics “LAMPLAN” or “MERINOSELECT”.
  • encourage more breeders to become members of Sheep Genetics “LAMPLAN” or “MERINOSELECT” and to offer ASBVs on sale rams.
  • encourage more breeders to use ASBVs when buying stud sires or semen.
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Better defining yield potential for the Upper Eyre Peninsula

To build resilience into EP farms by understanding the interactions between soil potential, climate and management.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2010 Mudamuckla SA
Research organisaton
Better prediction and management of Rhizoctonia disease in cereals

To improve the long term control of Rhizoctonia by increasing the understanding of the interactions between disease inoculum and natural soil suppressive activity and to improve the prediction and management of disease.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2009 Streaky Bay SA
Research organisaton
Break crop performance at Mount Cooper, Minnipa and Penong

To compare current released varieties at two locations on Eyre Peninsula, plus a demonstration at Penong.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Break crop production in southern low rainfall environments

To identify the best break crop options for different climate, soil type and biotic stress situations within major cropping regions of the southern low rainfall zone.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2018 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Burning temperatures of harvest windrows and standing stubbles in low rainfall farming systems

To investigate the threshold temperatures to kill weed seeds, and the temperatures achieved when burning crop residues in various formats to faciliate weed seed control of problematic weeds in low rainfall cropping systems. 

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
SAGIT
2017 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Can adjusting zones within N1 paddock at Minnipa improve VRT outcomes?

To study the use of VRT through zoning the paddock based on pre-2008 yield monitor maps, and incorporating EM38 and elevation maps.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2011 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Capturing barley grass in broad acre paddocks

To investigate swathing early then harvesting for weed seed collection to evaluate usefulness for farmers in providing another tool for integrated weed management, especially for barley grass that matures and sheds seed before crops ripen.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
SAGIT
2017 Condado SA
Research organisaton
Charra and Goode district fertiliser trial

To test if there were potential yield responses and possible money to be gained by increasing fertiliser rates, testing new products and other seeding techniques like fluid fertilisers. 

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
NREP
2013 Charra SA
Research organisaton
Charra and Goode fertiliser trial

To test if there were residual effects on grain production from the treatments applied in 2013.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
NREP
2014 Charra SA
Research organisaton
Controlled traffic impacts on vetch production

To focus on the impact of trafficking by heavy vehicles on crop production and soil condition, as well as monitoring how quickly LRZ soils will "self-repair" if heavy trafficking is stopped. Issues of implementing CTF and managing permanent wheel tracks are being addressed in other components of the project.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2017 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Critical growth stages for maintaining sound nutrition of crops on Upper EP

To discuss the critical growth stages for maintaining sound nutrition of crops on Upper EP.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Crop production using replacement P
  • To assess the crop production and economic outcomes from applying P at nil, replacement, 10 kg P/ha (district practice, DP) and 20 kg P/ha (double district practice, DDP) rates on 2 soil types at Minnipa.
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Crop production using replacement P rates

To monitor crop production and economic outcomes from applying P at nil, replacement, average and twice average rates on both a deep sandy loam and a shallow constrained soil.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
District canola variety trial at Witera and time of sowing trials at Minnipa

To compare current released varieties at two locations on Eyre Peninsula.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
District cereal trials and demos

To compare current varieties to ones which are not commonly grown in the district, and to compare varieties in soil types and rainfall regions where National Wheat Variety trials are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2009 Franklin Harbour SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2014 Mount Cooper SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2014 Elliston SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2014 Wharminda SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2014 Cowell SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local Agricultural Bureaux to compare current varieties to ones which are not commonly grown in their respective districts, and to compare varieties in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2013 Port Kenny SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local Agricultural Bureaux to compare current varieties to ones which are not commonly grown in their respective districts, and to compare varieties in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2013 Cowell SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

The wheat and barley variety demonstrations were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureaus to compare current varieties to potential new varieties in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2012 Witera SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2015 Port Kenny SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2015 Cowell SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2015 Elliston SA
Research organisaton
District wheat and barley trials

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat and barley National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2015 Wharminda SA
Research organisaton
Dryland legume pasture systems: improving nitrogen fixation

Legume pastures have been pivotal to sustainable agricultural development in southern Australia. They provide highly nutritious feed for livestock, act as a disease break for many cereal root pathogens, and improve soil fertility through nitrogen (N) fixation. Despite these benefits, pasture renovation rates remain low and there are opportunities to improve the pasture base on many low to medium rainfall mixed farms across southern Australia. There are also reports of poor protein levels in wheat following medic pastures and many reports of poor medic nodulation. Previous work has shown that substantial responses to inoculation are possible in the Victorian Mallee, which is possibly linked to the poor N fixation capacity of some populations of soil rhizobia. The extent to which inoculation can still improve medic nodulation on Eyre Peninsula requires clarification.

The Dryland Legume Pasture Systems (DLPS) project aims to develop recently discovered pasture legumes together with innovative management techniques that benefit animal and crop production and promote their adoption on mixed farms in the low and medium rainfall areas of WA, SA, Vic and southern NSW.  One objective within this work program is to increase the amount of fixed N provided by the pasture.

 

This is a component of a new five year Rural Research and Development for Profit funded project supported by GRDC, MLA and AWI; and involving Murdoch University, CSIRO, SARDI, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Charles Sturt University and grower groups.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
AGRR&D AWI GRDC MLA
2018 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Dryland legume pasture systems: legume adaptation

Legume pastures have been pivotal to sustainable agricultural development in southern Australia. They provide highly nutritious feed for livestock, act as a disease break for many cereal root pathogens, and improve fertility through nitrogen (N) fixation. Despite these benefits pasture renovation rates remain low and there is opportunity to improve the quality of the pasture base on many low to medium rainfall mixed farms across southern Australia. A diverse range of pasture legume cultivars are currently available to growers and new material is being developed. Some of these legumes, such as the annual medics, are well adapted to alkaline soils and have high levels of hard seed, which allow them to self-regenerate from soil seed reserves after cropping (ley farming system). Other legume cultivars and species are available and being developed that offer improved seed harvestability, are claimed to be better suited to establishment when dry sown and/or provide better nutrition for livestock. Regional evaluation is needed to determine if they are productive and able to persist in drier areas (<400 mm annual rainfall) and on Mallee soil types common to the mixed farming zone of southern Australia.

 

The Dryland Legume Pasture Systems project will both develop and evaluate a range of pasture legumes together with innovative establishment techniques, measure their downstream benefits to animal and crop production and promote their adoption on mixed farms.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
AGRR&D AWI GRDC MLA
2018 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Dryland legume pasture systems: quantifying benefits of novel legume pastures to livestock production systems

In southern Australian mixed farming systems, there are many opportunities for pasture improvement, providing positive impacts to both cropping and livestock systems. Dryland legume pastures are necessary in low to medium rainfall zones to support productive and healthy livestock, along with optimal production in crops following these pastures. The majority of pasture species used in these mixed farming systems are short-lived annuals that complete their lifecycle from winter to early summer, with dry seasonal conditions resulting in a shorter growth window between germination and senescence. This is a major issue for livestock producers in these regions due to unreliable rainfall patterns leading to fluctuating legume growth, and the subsequent impact on feed supply and quality for grazing animals.

Innovative and improved legume species and pasture systems have the potential to fill existing nutrient gaps, thus reducing supplementary feed required for optimum ruminant performance, and maintain or improve livestock productivity through growth rates, fertility or product quality.

 

The Dryland Legume Pasture Systems (DLPS) project aims to boost profit and reduce risk in medium and low rainfall areas by developing recently discovered pasture legumes together with innovative management techniques that benefit animal and crop production and farm logistics. A theme of the DLPS project involves ‘Quantifying the benefits of novel legume pastures to livestock production systems’ and aims to maximise the advantages that pastures provide to livestock through increased animal growth and reproduction by extending the period of quality feed and reduced supplementary feeding. The animal systems research within the project will also assess areas of understanding anti-nutritional factors and ‘duty of care’ for new pasture species, providing opportunities for improved weed management and evaluate the main benefits of novel self-regenerating pasture legumes in crop rotations on animal production, health and welfare.

 

This theme is a component of a five year Rural R&D for Profit funded project supported by GRDC, MLA and AWI; and involving Murdoch University, CSIRO, SARDI, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Charles Sturt University and grower groups.

 

A five-year grazing system trial was established at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre (MAC) in 2018 to examine this theme and is the main livestock field site for the DLPS trial in the southern region of Australia.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
AGRR&D AWI GRDC MLA
2018 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Effect of time of sowing and variety on grain yield: MAC demonstration

To compare grain yield and grain quality of a mid-late maturing variety (Trojan) and two early-mid season maturing varieties (Mace and Scepter).

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2016 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Effects of gypsum and legumes on soil pH and soil organic C - Exp 1

To examine the effect of gypsum on soil pH and soil C and whether changes in soil pH could alter productivity of the following cereal crops.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
DAWR
2014 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Effects of gypsum and legumes on soil pH and soil organic C - Exp 2

To examine the effect of gypsum on soil pH and soil C and whether changes in soil pH could alter productivity of the following cereal crops.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
DAWR
2014 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
EM38 mapping on MAC – farm approach

Previous work in the Mallee has shown the EM38 technology has benefited farm profit. On that basis we have commenced a demonstration on the Minnipa Agricultural Centre to validate previous Mallee outcomes.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Enrich – Incorporating a perennial shrub feedbase into mixed farming systems on Eyre Peninsula
  • To investigate the potential to incorporate a mixture of perennial species into farming systems in low-rainfall areas across southern Australia.
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
FFI CRC GRDC
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Enrich - Identifying forage shrub options for Eyre Peninsula

To identify better perennial species than what is already available in low rainfall areas.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Establishing sustainable P rates on varying soil types

To measure comparative wheat yields in response to varying P applications on 2 soil types.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2009 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Evaluating alternative pulse options for low rainfall regions

There has been increasing interest from growers and agronomists in low rainfall farming regions to evaluate alternative break crop options to field peas. Field peas are generally well suited to low rainfall farming systems and have historically been the main pulse option for the upper Eyre Peninsula region. However, record high prices and new varieties with improved agronomic characteristics has renewed interest in alternative pulse options. This is the second consecutive year for this trial and alternative pulse crops to field peas performed poorer in the 2015 season compared to the 2014 season. 2014 saw yields well above the long term averages due to favourable conditions and above average rainfall. Crop means for 2014 have been included for reference.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2015 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Evaluating alternative pulse options for low rainfall regions

There has been increasing interest from growers and agronomists in low rainfall farming regions to evaluate alternative break crop options to field peas. Field peas are generally well suited to low rainfall farming systems and have historically been the main pulse option for the upper Eyre Peninsula region. However, relatively high prices, production success stories and availability of varieties with improved agronomic characteristics has renewed interest in alternative pulse options and driven an increase in lentil production in low rainfall regions. This is the third consecutive year that this pulse comparison trial has been conducted. Pulse performance in 2016 was generally improved over the previous two years and mean crop yields from each year have been included for comparison.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2016 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
Research organisaton
Evaluation of perennial forage legumes on Eyre Peninsula
  • To identify alternative perennial legumes to lucerne suitable for incorporation within cropping systems, there are at least 3 options potentially adapted to areas within the Eyre Peninsula environment.
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Evaluation of perennial forage legumes on Eyre Peninsula

To identify alternative perennial legumes to lucerne suitable for incorporation within cropping systems, there are possibly at least 3 options adapted to areas within the Eyre Peninsula environment.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Extending best practice wool innovations on Eyre Peninsula

To reinvigorate the livestock component of the EP farming system.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems 3 Project – Responsive Farming Systems

To report on a series of articles are from trials undertaken in 2011 on the three focus sites or funded via the
EPFS 3 project.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2011 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton
Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems 3 Project – Responsive Farming Systems

To assist farmers to understand what their land is capable of producing under a range of conditions and how to tailor inputs to get the most profitable outcomes.

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
GRDC
2010 Minnipa SA
Research organisaton