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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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To assess the performance of newly released canola varieties in the West Midlands.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Variety
Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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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
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  • 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
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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
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To demonstrate responses to manganese (Mn) in lupins.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Crop
Badgingarra, WA Sandplain
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • 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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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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
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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
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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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