West Midlands Group

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Years: 2006 to 2018
173 published trials
75 trial sites
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30 results have export data available 173 trials are CC BY 4.0
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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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