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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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