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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 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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