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

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Badgingarra, WA
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To test a wide range of current varieties of Angustifolius lupin.

Crop type: Lupins 1 trial Variety Type
Carnamah, WA
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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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To determine the effect grazing barley has on grain yield.

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

    Crop type: No crop specified 2 trials Herbicide Rate Herbicide Application
    Eneabba, WA Gillingarra, WA Deep sand
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    Aims:

    This was a small trial in which alternative break crops were sown into a deep sand.

    Badgingarra, WA Gravelly sand
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    This trial was established 2006 to :

    • demonstrate responses to Super Phos, potash and lime in pasture and the benefits to the following crop, and
    • to demonstrate the benefits of pasture manipulation and intake in furrow to the following crop.
    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Type Fertiliser Rate Soil amelioration Application
    Dandaragan, WA Red brown loam
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    This report records the use of polyacrylamides (PAMs) and soil wetting agents in Badgingarra.

    Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Type Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Rate
    Badgingarra, WA Sandy gravel
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    To ascertain the crop safety of pre-emergent (IBS) herbicides when used with differing seeding systems and sowing speeds.

    Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Sowing Rate Sowing Method
    Cunderdin, WA Deep sand over clay sand
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    Aims:

    To determine whether successful establishment of sub-tropical grasses requires sowing into furrows.

    Crop type: Grasses 2 trials Sowing Method
    Eneabba, WA Gillingarra, WA Deep sand
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    Aims:

    To determine whether successful establishment of sub-tropical grasses is affected by sowing speed

    Crop type: Grasses 1 trial Sowing Rate
    Gillingarra, WA Deep sand
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