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Years: 2006 to 2018
173 published trials
75 trial sites
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In Western Australia, break crop options are currently limited and there is a high proportion of wheat and barley grown in rotation. Cereal crops account for 60-70% of paddocks sown in any one year, with the remaining area sown to a range of crop and pasture types including canola, lupin, clover, volunteer pasture, or left as fallow. In addition… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Merredin, WA
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To demonstrate the rotational benefits of a sequence of broadleaf, legume, and pasture crops for the production of wheat in the Kwinana West and East zones of WA.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Rotation
Merredin, WA
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To determine the long term effects of 1980 P treatments on soil fertility.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Deep grey over pale yellow
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The trial purpose was to compare seed dressing and foliar application of Bioprime using granular and liquid fertilisers. 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA Yellow sandy loam
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To determine which ameliorant practice is the most effective and economic in remediating subsoil acidity at depth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
West Wubin, WA Yellow deep sand
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent gravel soils.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration Application
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent gravel soils.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Moora, WA Gravelly sand
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To compare different clay spreading and tillage methods for the amelioration of water repellent soils.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Deep yellow sand
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1. Compare the efficacy of Aviator Xpro to commercial standards for sclerotinia control.

2. Compare yield and $return on investment/ha ($ROI/ha)

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Badgingarra, WA Loamy gravel
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  • To compare the efficacy of commercial pre-emergent herbicides and mixtures for ARG control across multiple soil types using grower machinery for seeding and ongoing management consistent with the grower’s practice.
  • To determine yield and $ return on investment to the grower from current standard pre-emergent herbicides Sakur… read more

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Herbicide
Cunderdin, WA Nugadong, WA Pithara, WA Waddy Forest, WA Deep loamy earth
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To compare crop emergence between treatments.

To compare programs of seed and foliar fungicides for BL control.

To compare yield and $ROI between Canola disease programs.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide
Moora, WA Non-wetting sand
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To characterize the effect of various depths of ripping on crop performance.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To investigate the efficacy of seed dressing and fertiliser applied fungicides on the time of onset, rate of development and yield impact of wheat powdery mildew.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Moora, WA
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Evaluate Lokomotive as an in season foliar potassium source for correcting potassium deficiency and compare to muriate of potash (MOP).

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA Sandplain
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To demonstrate the rotational benefits of a sequence of broadleaf, legume, and pasture crops for the production of wheat in the Kwinana West and East zones of WA. 
 

Merredin, WA Sand to sandy loam
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To look at the interaction of lime rate and cultivation in changing subsoil pH. 

Crop type: No crop specified 3 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Warradarge, WA
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To test increasing the economic viability of deep ripping using controlled traffic and the addition of topsoil and ameliorants to the subsoil.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Deep yellow sand
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Investigate responses to N and K, effects on leaf disease and interactions with a foliar fungicide.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA Pale deep sand
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To compare the effectiveness of a compound vs a blended NPK fertilizer.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Arrino, WA Red brown earth
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Assessing practical soil management options for overcoming severe water repellence on sandy gravels in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Dandaragan, WA Non-wetting sand
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To investigate potassium and lime responses and effects on lime and potassium requirements.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Bolgart, WA
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To compare potassium (K) strategies over 3 years.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Waddington, WA Sand over gravel
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This trial examines potassium (K) rates as muriate of potash (MOP) products applied by a number of methods and the effects on growth and yield of Mace wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA Sandplain
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To look at Serenade Prime as product to increase marketable potatoes and uniformity in tuber size through two applications during the growing season.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Inoculant
Dandaragan, WA Deep sandy duplex
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To demonstrate and evaluate nitrogen-rich strips (N Gauges) and Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) measurement as to provide a simple, accurate and easy-to-understand decision support tool to guide economic application of nitrogen during the growing season.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Moora, WA Sandplain
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  • Serradella is a useful pasture species on the sandy soils of the West Midlands. But it has two major weaknesses: weed control (particularly radish and capeweed) and a lack of early biomass production. By sowing serradella with a Clearfield Barley variety (Scope or Spartacus) and using Clearfield (Imidazolinone) herbicides both of these w… read more

Moora, WA Yellow deep sand
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To test whether we can increase radiation use efficiency and yield in wheat by changing architecture (floppy vs. erect leaves).

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Moora, WA Yellow sands
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To quantify the main factors limiting grain yield in a water-repellent sandy gravel soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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To assess amelioration options for water repellent sandplain soils.

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Soil Preparation
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To determine which ameliorant practice is the most effective and economic in remediating subsoil acidity at depth.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
West Wubin, WA Yellow sands
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  • To evaluate early foliar disease suppression of soil applied fungicides.
  • To compare early soil disease control to a foliar only strategy.
  • To compare efficacy of different foliar fungicides on yield at a ~Z31 and Z39 applications.
  • To compare seed treatment and Aviator Xpro foliar for SFNB.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA Loamy sand
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To assess amelioration of subsoil acidity using a range of tillage methods for incorporating surface applied lime into acidic subsoils and the impacts of tillage and lime on crop productivity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Regans Ford, WA Yellow deep sand
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To motivate growers to carry out direct problem diagnostics in their crops using:

  • nutrient and deep cultivation strips in crops, to compare with standard management;
  • follow-up work to find out why they have observable crop growth variations in a paddock

To develop a protocol for setting up strip tes… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA Red loamy sand
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To evaluate the effectiveness of two bolt-on attachments to a deep ripping tine at lime incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA Red brown sandy loam
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To test modified one-way ploughs as a method of lime incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Warradarge, WA Deep sand
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To investigate the effect of a rotary spader and lime on the residual value of phosphorus and potassium fertilizer on a water repellent soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Grey soil
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Assess potential efficacy and benefits from fungicides applied from seeding through to flowering in management of stubble borne diseases of wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide
Dandaragan, WA
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To demonstrate the available herbicide options for a range of annual legume pasture varieties.

Crop type: Clover,Serradella 2 trials Herbicide
Dandaragan, WA Non-wetting sand
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To evaluate the performance and agronomic attributes of a range of Hybrid and OP canola varieties across different herbicide tolerant technologies over two time of sowing events.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Dandaragan, WA
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To improve the adoption of liming practices in the medium to high rainfall zone of Western Australia by demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of lime application and incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Kojonup, WA Forest gravel
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To identify suitable options for managing soil water repellence on sandy gravels.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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Detailed measurement of soil properties and plant productivity over time following amelioration with one-off deep tillage.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Yellow deep sand
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Exploring the potential of longer-season wheat to achieve higher yield in the high rainfall zone.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Dandaragan, WA Red clay loam
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To determine the relative importance of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) and sulphur (S) in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA Sand over sandy loam
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To compare and assess the effectiveness of one-off tillage treatments on soil water repellence, water infiltration, crop establishment and productivity on a water repellent gravel.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil Preparation
Dandaragan, WA Moora, WA Non-wetting sand
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To assess the value of muriate and sulphate sources of potassium on growth and yield of wheat when applied by banding and topdressing at seeding time or topdressing after emergence.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA Brown red sandy loam
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To demonstrate that, in the right season, ripping affects nitrogen uptake efficiency and availability to crops.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA Red loamy sand
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To determine how serradella performs when introduced to a sub tropical pasture stand.

Crop type: Serradella 2 trials Crop
Regans Ford, WA Deep sand
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Demonstrate variable rate technology on farm and how it can be applied to manage fertiliser use and to minimise nutrient enrichment or depletion that leads to poor soil health.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fertiliser
Dandaragan, WA Yellow sandplain
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Evaluate yield and quality response of long season wheat and barley to sowing time.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Sowing Timing
Dandaragan, WA Black loam
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To assess amelioration options for water repellent sandplain soils.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To answer the quesitons:

  • Does in-furrow application of fungicide using liquid banding improve control of Rhizoctonia solani compared to the untreated control or seed treatment?
  • Does in-furrow application of fungicide using liquid banding improve control of Rhizoctonia solani compared to coating of granular fertiliser… read more
Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Warradarge, WA
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To further investigate rotary spading and other soil amelioration techniques on the yellow sand-plain soils west of Moora.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Yellow sandplain
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To evaluate the influence of perennial row spacing and grass suppression on the performance of serradella summer sown into subtropical perennial-grass pastures.

Crop type: Serradella 1 trial Sowing Row spacing
Regans Ford, WA Deep sand
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To improve understanding of the range of tillage implements and techniques available to incorporate lime into acidic soils, their respective costs and benefits.

Crop type: Wheat,Canola,Lupins,Barley 96 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Dandaragan, WA Mingenew, WA
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To determine how management with foliar fungicide and an in-furrow fungicide may influence the yield response of long season wheat varieties with an early sowing opportunity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Method
Eneabba, WA
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This trial aimed to compare the production of different annual legumes in the West Midlands and the associated seed loss to native budworm particularly in regards to serradella.

Crop type: Serradella 1 trial Crop Type
Warradarge, WA
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This trial was designed to test whether wheat growing on soil with low K levels will benefit from K application enabling it to make full use of applied N during the crop growth cycle. High yield potential crops in the area have shown decreased rigidity in foliage and tillers, with low Cu status suspected. Uptake of Cu can be influenced by rapid … read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA
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  • To demonstrate the influence of rainfall on Sakura uptake.
  • To highlight the influence of a drying top soil when weeds have already germinated prior to application of Sakura.
  • To influence of rainfall to carry herbicide to soil active zone.
  • To make a comparison between root (Sakura) and shoot uptake herbici… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide
Warradarge, WA Sand/loamy sand over gravel
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To determine how lime, nutrients or other amendments are distributed through the soil after applicaiton with different mixing methods.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA
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To determine the effectiveness of urease inhibitor products.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Warradarge, WA Non-wetting sand
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To systematically assess the impact of sowing time, seeding rate and wetting agents on wheat establishment and productivity across a range of environments on water repellent soil and determine whether there are interactions between the agronomic options tested.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Binnu, WA Cranbrook, WA Warradarge, WA Yealering, WA
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To characterise the residual value of different P sources and changes in soil fertility (SOC, CEC, pH, nutrient supply, non-wetting, compaction) after 30 plus years, using soil measurements and bioassay cropping.

Badgingarra, WA
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To assess the impact of the rate of application of clay-rich subsoil to water repellent sand on grain yield and the interaction with incorporation method.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To assess amelioration of subsoil acidity using a range of tillage methods for incorporating surface applied lime into acidic subsoils and the impacts of tillage and lime on crop productivity.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Regans Ford, WA Yellow deep sand
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To determine whether a profit can be achieved from incorporating lime in the year it is applied.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil Preparation
Regans Ford, WA Deep yellow sand
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  • To compare EverGol Prime, Vibrance and Tripower to Baytan T for loose smut control.
  • To compare EverGol Prime compared to triazole seed treatments for rhizoctonia suppression.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide Type
Regans Ford, WA Sand to sandy loam
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Assess the value of several traits that aim to improve the acid-soil tolerance of wheat under field conditions.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Regans Ford, WA Deep yellow sand
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Demonstration to evaluate new forage options against commonly used graze and grain options.

Regans Ford, WA Loamy sand over gravel
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To assess the impact of mouldboard ploughing and clay spreading on soil water repellence and grain yield.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Deep non-wetting sand
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To test ‘Lupin Bud’ for improvement in the main stem pod set in lupins.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop
Regans Ford, WA Brown red sandy loam
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Measure yield improvement in varieties from the Lupin breeding program.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Dandaragan, Calcareous sand
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To assess the impact of region and powdery mildew pathotype on field response of varieties with a range of resistance rankings to powdery mildew within the Western Australian barley producing zones.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Fungicide
Regans Ford, WA Sand to sandy loam
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To determine the effect of canola plant density on nitrogen (N) response.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Regans Ford, WA Loamy gravel
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To assess amelioration options for water repellent soil and to determine whether a one-way plough can be used to ameliorate non-wetting sand for much lower cost than mouldboard ploughing or rotary spading.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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  • To evaluate the impact of crop seeding rate and perennial row spacing on grain yield of lupin crops.
  • To evaluate the feasibility of using tine seeders fitted with precision guidance technology to sow annual crops into subtropical perennial pastures (offset to perennial rows) without damaging the perennial base.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Sowing Rate
Regans Ford, WA Deep sand
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  • To identify impact of amelioration on maintaining productivity of adapted varieties in a district.
  • To compare effect of amelioration on soil pH.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
Regans Ford, WA Yellow deep sand
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To determine whether adjustments need to be made to a range of decision support systems (DSSs) to quantitatively account for the effect of gravel on inputs such as fertilisers, lime, pesticides and herbicides.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
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To assess the use of banded slow release nitrogen in comparison to banded urea and best practice farmer practice.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Regans Ford, WA Yellow sands
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To evaluate the performance of perennial grass and crops (Barley in 2013) when pasture cropped over different perennial species established on deep pale sands.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Sowing
Moora, WA Pale deep sand
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  • To evaluate the performance of annual crop and pasture species sown into subtropical grasses.
  • To compare summer and winter sowing options to introduce serradella into subtropical perennial pastures.

Crop type: Serradella 1 trial Sowing
Regans Ford, WA Deep sand
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To independently compare a range of agricultural foliar products on wheat at Badgingarra in a replicated trial.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Inoculant Type
Badgingarra, WA Grey soil
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To investigate the response of wheat to different rates of applied P and N.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Regans Ford, WA Calcareous sand
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To investigate the response of wheat to polymer-coated urea.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Regans Ford, WA Calcareous sand
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To assess water repellent soil amelioration options and to determine whether a one-way plough can be used to ameliorate non-wetting sand for much lower cost than mouldboard ploughing or rotary spading.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To demonstrate if there are any benefits of applying biochar to increase crop and pasture production in the West Midlands

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil Preparation
Badgingarra, WA Sand over gravel
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To compare commercial seeding machines that have specifically been set up to sow sub-tropical grasses.

Crop type: Grasses 1 trial Sowing Method
Badgingarra, WA Deep sand
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Crop safety and yield of barley grown from seed treated with EverGol Prime compared to Dividend and Vibrance for the control of rhizoctonia. The trial was conducted to

  • To compare efficacy of EverGol Prime compared to Dividend and Vibrance for rhizoctonia control.
  • To compare barley covered smut control of EverGol Prim… read more
Crop type: Barley 1 trial Inoculant
Badgingarra, WA Sand over sandy loam
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To identify the optimum sowing time for establishment of sub-tropical grasses to the east of Eneabba.

Crop type: Grasses 1 trial Sowing Timing
Eneabba, WA Deep sandy duplex
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To evaluate a range of seeding modifications or additions with the aim of improving crop establishment and yield on water repellent sandplain soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To determine the impact that grazing of crops in winter had on subsequent grain yield and quality, production factors such as weeds, disease and nutrition, and livestock carrying capacity.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 27 trials Grazing
Woogenellup, Badgingarra, WA Cascade, WA Doodlakine, WA Gibson, WA Kelleberrin, WA Miling, WA Warradarge, WA Williams, WA
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To investigate rotary spading and other soil amelioration techniques on yellow sandplain soils west of Moora.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Dandaragan, WA Yellow sandplain
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To determine how soil inversion and banded surfactants change the availability of soil nutrients.

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Deep yellow sand
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To conduct a field evaluation of the stage 3 lupin cultivars and breeding lines.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Type
Badgingarra, WA Sand over gravel
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To evaluate the performance of crops (Lupin in 2012) when pasture cropped over different perennial species established on deep pale sands.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop Type
Moora, WA Deep non-wetting sand
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To evaluate banded wetting agent (SACOA ‘Irrigator’) for crop establishment and yield on non-wetting soils in the West Midlands.

Badgingarra, WA Warradarge, WA
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To determine value of agronomic management (sowing rate and nitrogen) on production of quality grain for profitable wheat systems.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing
Badgingarra, WA Brown red sandy loam
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To investigate responses to phosphorus and nitrogen in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA
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To determine the residual value of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) applied in 2011.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Brown red sandy loam
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To assess the whole farm implementation of water repellence management strategies.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To compare the effect of delayed seeding and seeding rates on the yield and quality performance of wheat varieties.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Rate
Badgingarra, WA Loamy sand
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To assess the growth and yield of barley and wheat growing in a range of different established perennial pasture species.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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To assess what clay rich subsoil application rates are required for overcoming soil water repellence and how this interacts with method of incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Balla, WA Binnu, WA Bolgart, WA Non-wetting sand
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The demonstration undertaken at four on-farm sites seeks to test the Yield Prophet tool to determine its relevance and usefulness to growers of the West Midlands region in determining the most efficient and effective nitrogen strategy.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA West Moora, WA Brown sandy loam
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To test the Yield Prophet tool to determine its relevance and usefulness to growers of the West Midlands region in determining the most efficient and effective nitrogen strategy.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Sandy duplex
Source Data Unavailable
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To evaluate the performance of the historical lupin varieties in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA Deep yellow sand
Source Data Unavailable
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To investigate the influence of rate, application timing and soil type of the activity of Lure H20 as a pre-sow soil wetting agent in the cropping phase.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Dandaragan, WA Deep yellow sand
Source Data Unavailable
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To assess whether the effects of grazing wheat with sheep during the growing season. Factors being assessed are yield and quality, dry matter production and grazing value.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing
East Binnu, WA Yellow sandplain
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To assess whether the effects of grazing wheat with sheep during the growing season. Factors being assessed are yield and quality, dry matter production and grazing value.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing
Irwin, WA Sand to sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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To compare Fortune, Wyalkatchem, Wedgetail wheat and Baudin barley as grazing crops.

Crop type: Wheat,Barley 2 trials Crop Type
Badgingarra, WA Deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Crop disease
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To measure the impact on crop productivity of combinations of lime and mouldboard ploughing on acidic deep yellow sand.

Crop type: Wheat 3 trials Soil amelioration
West Moora, WA Deep sand
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To determine how mouldboard ploughing (soil inversion), rotary spading and banded wetting agent affect the availability of soil nutrients.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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To assess the impact of different seeding systems on crop establishment in water repellent soil.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Sandy gravel
Source Data Unavailable
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  • To evaluate yield and competition with weeds of new wheat cultivars selected by recurrent selection for early vigour compared to common commercial cereal cultivars. 
  • To evaluate current commercial wheat varieties for their ability to suppress weed seed set and to yield under high weed pressure.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 2 trials Crop
Eradu, WA Yellow sandplain
Source Data Unavailable
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To determine the relative requirements for nitrogen (N) and phosphorous (P) in canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Brown red sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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To determine the dollar value of nutrient removal by chaff cart or windrow burning systems of various crop types.

Crop type: Wheat,Lupins 2 trials Stubble
Badgingarra, WA
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To assess water repellent soil amelioration options and to determine whether a one-way plough can be used to ameliorate non-wetting sand for much lower cost than mouldboard ploughing or rotary spading.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Deep placement of organic matter and impact on lupin establishment.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Inoculant Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Sand, Clay
Source Data Unavailable
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To investigate responses to phosphorus and potassium in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type
Badgingarra, WA Deep non-wetting sand
Source Data Unavailable
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To demonstrate the crop safety and efficacy of Prosaro 420SC applied by grower machinery for the control of Blackleg in Canola.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fungicide Type
Warradarge, WA Grey calcareous sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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To demonstrate Sakura’s commercial fit for efficacy on barley grass and yield compared to the grower’s standard treatment in wheat.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Badgingarra, WA Sandy loam
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To look at the following soil amelioration treatments on water repellent pale sand:

  • no amendment (nil);
  • 3t/ha limesand; and
  • 150 t/ha clay rich (31% clay) subsoil spread with a multi-spreader
Crop type: Maize 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To assess the second year impact of mouldboard ploughing on wetting up of water repellent soil and on lupin establishment and yield.

 

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Soil Preparation Sowing
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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To compare two methods for the establishment of pasture legumes (i) summer sowing where dormant hard-seed is drill sown into the paddock after the crop is harvested; and (ii) traditional sowing where scarified seed is drill sown after the break of the season and knockdown weed control.

Coorow, WA Mingenew, WA
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To evaluate effectiveness of ‘summer sowing’ hard-seeded serradella pod into established perennial grass pastures.

Crop type: Serradella 2 trials Sowing
Badgingarra, WA Lancelin, WA Pale deep sand
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To evaluate which combination of an early bromoxynil based herbicide and follow up post-emergent herbicide will provide the best weed control and Return on investment (ROI) in a system approach to wild radish control in cereals.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Dandaragan, WA Sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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To evaluate the performance of annual crops when pasture cropped over different perennial species.  

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Sowing
Moora, WA Deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

This trial seeks to test the Yield Prophet tool to determine its relevance and usefulness to growers of the West Midlands region in determining most efficient and effective nitrogen strategy.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
Source Data Unavailable
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To assess the interaction between clay rate and incorporation methods to overcome soil water repellence and improve crop establishment and productivity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Rate
Bolgart, WA
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To demonstrate how soil inversion using a mouldbaord plough could be used to incorporate lime into acidic subsoil, overcome soil water repellance and control weeds and to measure its in=mpact and growth.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil amelioration Application
Moora, WA
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To demonstrate the relative performances of the three canola options available to Western Australian growers

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To assess the performance of newly released canola varieties in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To determine whether crop establishment and grain yield gains from claying can be further improved by matching the clay rich subsoil application rate with the incorporation method.

Crop type: Canola 2 trials Soil amelioration Application
Badgingarra, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

  • To evaluate the effect of water rate using a medium spray quality on bromoxynil based herbicides under conditions where coverage is not optimal.
  • To evaluate the effect of coarse droplets.
  • To evaluate the effect on wild radish control at different water rates with MCPA in tank mixtures with Velocity.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Buntine, WA Sand to sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To assess whether the effects of grazing canola with sheep during the growing season: factors being assessed are yield and quality, dry matter production and grazing value.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Grazing Regime Variety Type
East Binnu, WA
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This Demonstration forms part of the Grain & Graze II project looking at the relative merits of grazing canola and cereal crops. This demonstration looks to assess whether the effects of grazing wheat with sheep during the growing season. Factors being assessed are Yield & quality, dry matter production and grazing value.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Grazing Regime
Mingenew, WA
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To assess comparative effect of anthracnose on yield and seed infection in a range of varieties and advanced lupin breeding lines.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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To demonstrate responses to manganese (Mn) in lupins.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop
Badgingarra, WA Sandplain
Source Data Unavailable
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These trials were conducted to examine the likelihood of economic returns to VRT on sandplain soils.  

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
Source Data Unavailable
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This paper aims to summarise the grain yield response and weed control achieved by a one-off soil inversion.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil amelioration
Badgingarra, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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To demonstrate Scope barley and the performance of Clearfield herbicides on brome grass in a non-wetting scenario, and to investigate the benefit of soil wetter and pre-emergence herbicides in improving this performance.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Type
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To assess the impact of full inversion mouldboard ploughing and partial inversion rotary spading on soil repellance, crop growth and grain yield using large scale on-farm trials.

Crop type: Wheat 8 trials Soil amelioration Application
Badgingarra, WA Binnu, WA East Nabawa, WA Marchagee, WA Warradarge, WA West Moora, WA Yellow deep sand
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Aims:

  • To compare the weed control and yield of Sakura with commercial standards.
  • To demonstrate efficacy & crop safety of Sakura when sown with grower’s machinery.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type
Badgingarra, WA Sand to sandy loam
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To examine the pasture productivity and economic response to the application and incorporation of low rates of clay to pale deep sandplain over three years.

Crop type: Clover,Serradella 2 trials Soil amelioration Rate
Badgingarra, WA Deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To evaluate the effectiveness of establishing annual legumes into established perennial grass-based pastures by 'summer' sowing of hard-seeded serradella pod.

Crop type: Serradella 1 trial Sowing
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of establishing annual legumes into established perennial grass-based pastures by 'summer' sowing of hard-seeded serradella pod.
  • To test the effectiveness of drilling pod versus broadcasting of pod.

Crop type: Serradella 1 trial Sowing Rate Sowing Method Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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To determine responses to Super Phos, Potash and Lime in a pasture wheat rotation over 5 years.

Crop type: Wheat 5 trials Fertiliser Type
Dandaragan, WA Red sandy clay loam
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To support growers with agronomic decisions such as sowing time and variety selection to enhance industry profitability through improved wheat yields and grain quality.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety
Badgingarra, WA
Source Data Unavailable
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Aims:

To investigate and demonstrate means to ensure effective control of wild radish in Roundup Ready canola grown on non-wetting sand.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Crop Protection
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Source Data Unavailable
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This was the first year of an intended long term trial investigating the effect of K nutrition on sandplain. Potassium was applied at rates between zero and 100 kg/ha IBS and banded in the forms of MOP and compound NPK product (Vigour).

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Fertiliser Method
West Moora, WA Yellow sandy loam
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Aims:

To evaluate the rate of breakdown and nutrient release of a resin coated urea relative to traditional Nitrogen Sources (Urea and Maxam).

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Badgingarra, WA Sand
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Aims:

To test a wide range of current varieties of Angustifolius lupin.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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Aims:

To test a wide range of current varieties of Angustifolius lupin.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Carnamah, WA
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Aims:

To assess the impact of various levels of soil disturbance (cultivation methods) on water repellence and productivity and the interaction of these cultivation methods with soil amendments, lime and clay.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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Aims:

To determine the effect grazing barley has on grain yield.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Grazing Regime
North Badgingarra, WA
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Aims:

Compare varying rates of N on wheat after applying BEST TM21 against a control area of no post nitrogen application.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
Wannamal, WA Clay loam
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Aims:

To assess the performance of newly released canola varieties in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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Aims:

To demonstrate what clay rate is required for claying to be successful and to look at how this is affected by the degree of clay incorporation.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
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Aims:

To identify companion annual legumes for perennial grass based pastures and to develop reliable, low cost methods of establishment

Crop type: Lupins,Serradella 2 trials Crop Type Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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Aims:

To identify companion annual legumes for perennial grass based pastures and to develop reliable, low cost methods of establishment

Crop type: Lupins,Serradella 2 trials Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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To determine whether successful establishment of sub-tropical grasses is affected by seeding machine configuration

Crop type: Grasses 1 trial Crop Type Sowing Method
Gillingarra, WA Deep non-wetting sand
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Aims:

To demonstrate the effect of seeder type and operation on the efficacy and safety of pre-emergent herbicides in barley.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Herbicide Type Sowing Rate Sowing Method
Beacon, WA Red brown sandy loam
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Aims:

  • To quantify the survival and growth of alternative shrub species for grazing.
  • Determine how these shrub species respond to grazing by sheep, and what preferences animals show for the different species.
  • Crop type: Perennial shrubs 1 trial Crop Type Variety Type
    Miling, WA Heavy loam
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    Aims:

    To evaluate the performance of crops (barley in 2009) when pasture cropped over different perennial species established on deep pale sands.

    Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop Type Crop Rotation Fertiliser Rate Sowing Row spacing
    Dandaragan, WA Pale deep sand
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    Aims:

    To support growers with agronomic decisions such as sowing time and variety selection to enhance industry profitability through improved wheat yields and grain quality

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
    Coorow, WA Loamy sand
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    Aims:

    To determine whether a single knockdown herbicide can be used for successful establishment of sub-tropical grasses to reduce the wind erosion risk from double knockdown applications.