2018 trials

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A best bet managment of ameliorated non-wetting soils for the Geraldton Port Zone

To determine what is the best way to apply nutrients on non-wetting soils after amelioration in the
Geraldton port zone (GRDC RCSN project).

Mingenew-Irwin Group
GRDC
2018 Irwin WA
Research organisaton
Agronomy of early sown wheat: Density and nitrogen timing effects on productivity in Western Australia

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

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
DPIRD WA GRDC
2018 Katanning WA
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Blue Nobby

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weed control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Blue Nobby NSW
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Edgeroi

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weed control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Edgeroi NSW
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Irvingdale

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weeds.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Irvingdale QLD
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Moree

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weeds.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Moree NSW
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Mullaley

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weeds.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Mullaley NSW
Research organisaton
Alternative second knock options for broadleaf weeds in fallow - Pittsworth

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weed control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Pittsworth QLD
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Somerton

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weed control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Somerton VIC
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Broadleaf Weeds in Fallow - Wychie

To evaluate alternative second knock options for broadleaf weed control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Wychie QLD
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Grass Weeds in Fallow - Irvingdale

To evaluate alternative second knock options for grass weeds.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Irvingdale QLD
Research organisaton
Alternative Second Knock Options for Grass Weeds in Fallow - Narrabri

To evaluate alternative second knock options for grass weeds.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Narrabri NSW
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
Assessing the yield response to deep ripping in the northern Albany Port Zone, Western Australia. 2018 Harvest Update

To assess the impact of deep ripping on crop yield over a two year period in the To assess the impact of deep ripping on crop yield over a two year period in the eastern wheatbelt

agVivo
GRDC NLP
2018 Hyden WA
Research organisaton
Assessing the yield response to deep ripping near Muradup, Western Australia

To assess the impact of deep ripping on crop yield in a gravelly loam soil type near Muradup, WA.

agVivo
2018 Muradup WA
Research organisaton
Assessing the yield response to deep ripping over two soil types near Beverley, Western Australia

To assess the impact of deep ripping on crop yield in different soil types and production zones near Beverley, WA.

agVivo
2018 Beverley WA
Research organisaton
Biodiverse carbon credit pilot project

To add income diversification to the other benefits that native vegetation can bring to a property such as improving biodiversity, providing shelter for stock and beneficial insects for crops, protecting eroded or degrading land, protection of watercourses and improving water quality.

Primary Industries and Regions SA
2018 Kingscote 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
Broadleaf Weed Control in Sorghum - Blackville

To evaluate options for Tribulus control in sorghum.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Blackville NSW
Research organisaton
Broadleaf Weed Control in Sorghum - Blue Nobby

To evaluate in-crop options for Tribulus spp. control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Blue Nobby NSW
Research organisaton
Broadleaf Weed Control in Sorghum - Brigalow

To evaluate in-crop options for Tribulus spp. control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Brigalow QLD
Research organisaton
Can we extend the sowing window of canola in WA #1 Tenindewa

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.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
GRDC
2018 Tenindewa WA
Research organisaton
Can we extend the sowing window of canola in WA: #2 Wongan Hills

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.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
GRDC
2018 Wongan Hills Research Station WA
Research organisaton
Can we extend the sowing window of canola in WA: #3 Beverley

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.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
GRDC
2018 Westdale WA
Research organisaton
Canola phenology

To determine the optimum management of canola plant type and phenology when sown earlier than traditional sowing time (25 April). To assess the response of canola varieties to high and low application rates of N on grain yield and grain quality.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2018 Longerenong VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea crop growth management - Billa Billa

To screen fertiliser and plant growth regulators for biomass management and yield of chickpea.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Billa Billa QLD
Research organisaton
Chickpea crop growth management - Narrabri

To screen fertiliser and plant growth regulators for biomass management and yield of chickpea.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Narrabri NSW
Research organisaton
Chickpea Crop Growth Management - Pampas

To screen fertiliser and plant growth regulators for biomass management and yield of chickpea.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Pampas QLD
Research organisaton
Chickpea sowing time, HRZ Western District (Lake Bolac), Victoria

To evaluate the appropriateness of chickpea varieties for the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ) on an autumn or spring sowing date. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Lake Bolac VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, disease management (novel), LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria

To evaluate potential new foliar fungicide spray strategies and varieties for management of aschochyta blight in chickpeas. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Curyo VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria

To evaluate fungicide strategies to manage ascochyta blight in chickpea in the low rainfall Mallee environment. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Werrimull VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria

To evaluate chickpea varieties and breeding lines against ascochyta blight and their response to foliar fungicide application. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Curyo VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, disease management, MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

To evaluate chickpea varieties and breeding lines against ascochyta blight and their response to foliar fungicide application. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Horsham VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, disease management, Novel MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

To evaluate potential new foliar fungicide spray strategies and varieties for management of aschochyta blight in chickpeas.

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Horsham VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, inoculation types, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia

To evaluate effectiveness of commercially available inoculant products to increase nodulation in chickpea. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Loxton SA
Research organisaton
Chickpea, inoculation, L/MRZ North Central (Pyramid Hill), Victoria

To compare a range of inoculant products on chickpea root nodulation, yield and nitrogen (N) fixing ability. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Pyramid Hill VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, inoculation, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria

To evaluate effectiveness of commercially available inoculant products to increase nodulation in chickpea. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Werrimull VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, nutrition, HRZ Southern Wimmera (Telangatuk), Victoria

To investigate the response of chickpea to application of macro and micro-nutrients.

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Telangatuk VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, nutrition, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

To investigate the response of chickpea to application of macro and micro-nutrients on a sandhill and swale soil.

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Ouyen VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, nutrition, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia

To identify nutrient inputs that will improve growth and yield of chickpea on the variable soil types encountered in Mallee paddocks.

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Loxton SA
Research organisaton
Chickpea, sowing time HRZ Western District (Inverleigh), Victoria

To evaluate autumn or spring sowing for chickpea varieties in the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ). 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Inverleigh VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, sowing time MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

To investigate the adaptability of a range of chickpea varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Horsham VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, sowing time, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

To investigate the adaptability of a range of chickpea varieties and breeding lines to varying sowing dates. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Ouyen VIC
Research organisaton
Chickpea, variety (cold tolerance), MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

To evaluate the yield of chickpea breeding lines with cold tolerance traits in comparison to selected commercial varieties. 

Southern Pulse Agronomy
AgVic GRDC SARDI
2018 Horsham VIC
Research organisaton
Controlled traffic: will it improve yields in the LRZ? A case study on deep sand

To determine the effects of machinery trafficking on soil properties and crop performance on a deep sand in the LRZ of south-eastern Australia.

Birchip Cropping Group
GRDC
2018 Loxton SA
Research organisaton
Cropping: using legumes to improve nitrogen efficiency

To evaulate the nitrogen fixing capacity of various legume species grown on Kangaroo Island.

Primary Industries and Regions SA
2018 MacGillivray SA
Research organisaton
Deep ripping demonstration on varying soil types near South Stirling, Western Australia

To assess the impact of deep ripping on barley and canola yield on sand over gravel and deep sand soil types in the South Stirling area of WA.

agVivo
2018 Stirling WA
Research organisaton
Deep ripping provides yield increases near Northam, Western Australia

To assess the impact of deep ripping on wheat yield in a sand over gravel soil type near Northam, WA.

agVivo
2018 Northam WA
Research organisaton
Double Knock Control of Button Grass in Fallow - Chinchilla

To evaluate double knock timing and options for button grass control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Chinchilla QLD
Research organisaton
Double Knock Control of Button Grass in Fallow - Goondiwindi

To evaluate double knock timing and options for button grass control.

Northern Grower Alliance
GRDC
2018 Goondiwindi QLD
Research organisaton