Stirlings to Coast Farmers

SCF works with a number of research partners to conduct paddock scale trials each year, as well as coordinating canola disease surveys and herbicide resistance testing.   In recent years there has been an increased focus on trials looking at incorporating a pasture phase in the cropping rotation. Our Vision is to deliver credible, relevant research and information to benefit our members.

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Years: 2014 to 2020
28 published trials
25 trial sites
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24 trial projects found Matching active filters and within map area

17 results have a trial report available 15 results have export data available 24 trials are CC BY 4.0
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The aim of this trial is to determine and demonstrate if stubble management treatments can lead to a reduction in conical snail numbers.

The trial is based on techniques used in SA where snails on the stubble are knocked to the ground on to days (35 deg +) where they dehydrate and die. 

The trial tested and analysed the eff… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Stubble Management
Mount Barker, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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To compare three legume crops in farmer scale seeding strip trials at three locations in the Albany Port Zone. Demonstrations will compare several legume crops in different soil types in different micro-environments. The same trial sites will be monitored in 2019 to determine the effects (positive or negative) of the legume break crop on the sub… read more

Amelup, WA Broomehill, WA Carrolup, WA Frankland, WA Gnowellen, WA Kojaneerup, WA Muradup, WA Grey Brown Loam Loamy sand Grey loamy sand

Important Caution The results of this trial may have been impacted by unusual or adverse events
Severe frost
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2017 - 2018, 2020

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The trial aimed to address the lack of long-term lime trials taking place in the Albany Port Zone. 

The aim was to evaluate five different lime sources from the southwest to determine were differences in their effect on soil pH and yields. 

Crop type: Canola,Barley,Wheat 3 trials Soil amelioration Type
Kendenup, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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The trials aim was to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of mid-row banding (MRB) nitrogen, to improve N use efficiency and yields.

The trial involved both a small plot trial at South Stirlings and a broadacre site at Kendenup. 

The broadscale trial contained two treatments where 125kg/ha of Urea was applied at seeding. T… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Application
Kendenup, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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To demonstrate the feed value of high biomass summer forage crops for increasing stocking rates and live weight gain of prime lambs and beef cattle compared to current systems used in the high rainfall zone. 

 

Crop type: Millet 1 trial Grazing Stubble Variety
Manypeaks, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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The trial aims to explore management options for non-wetting soils in the Albany port zone.

Conventional methods of managing non-wetting soils involve mechanical disturbance to mix non-wetting particles with wettable particles. This trial explores the best options for placement of wetters, and wetter types for managing non-wetting soil… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Soil amelioration Type Soil amelioration Application Sowing Method
Tenterden, WA
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To evaluate the grain yield and economic benefit of soil amelioration and controlled traffic practices on a broader range of soil types across the grain growing region of WA.

This trial aims to increase the knowldege and adpotion of deep ripping techniques and controlled traffic to allieviate non-wetting soils, compaction and waterlo… read more

Crop type: Lupins,Wheat,Canola,Barley 11 trials Soil amelioration
Broomehill, WA Darkan, WA Kojaneerup, WA Tenterden, WA Sand Loamy sand Brown sandy clay loam
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100% of Albany and Esperance port zone growers who frequently experience waterlogging will know if ripping and/or summer/cover crops are viable tools to improve crop establishment, crop rooting depth, and yield in a waterlogging year on their property.

Mount Barker, WA Sand
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To enable growers to make timely and efficient nitrogen decisions in the Albany and Esperance port zones by having a rule of thumb around the cost/benefit of feeding N to crops on waterlogged soils.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Frankland, WA
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  • To prove that the High Rainfall Zone (HRZ South) can produce high quality Udon Noodles and increase the continuity of supply in an exclusive market. The MRZ and LRZ of Western Australia have to date been the exclusive Udon Noodle supply areas to international markets. WA is the only external source of wheat grain for Udon Noodle manufact… read more

Crop type: Wheat 2 trials Variety Variety Type
Kendenup, WA
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A key aim of this project is through three years of trials to deliver key elements of a demonstrated and communicated variety specific HRZ Noodle Wheat production package. This purpose of the HRZ package is to increase noodle wheat quantity and quality and reduce downgrade risk.

A second aim of the project is to provide greater diversi… read more

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop Type
East Kendenup, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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To test whether disturbance seeding systems overcome water repellence in non-wetting gravels and other soil health issues over time.

Kendenup, WA
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To investigate deep ripping over several sites and seasons .

Crop type: Canola 8 trials Soil Soil Preparation
Bloxidge Road, WA Kojaneerup, WA
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The aim of this trial is to assess the viability of long season wheat in the HRZ. 

 

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety Type
Kendenup, WA
Trial Report Unavailable
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To determine if mobile phone technology can be used to map and study snails in the field.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Herbicide
Albany, WA
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To report on the Fit for Dual Purpose and Dual Use Long Season Wheat Project.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Variety
Kendenup, WA
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To work out what are the most important factors affecting bait efficacy on small pointed snails.

Crop type: No crop specified 1 trial No treatment
Albany, WA
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To, through three years of trials, deliver key elements of a demonstrated and communicated variety specific HRZ Noodle Wheat production package.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Crop
Albany, WA
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To evaluate species and pasture phase systems (including hard seeded annuals) for light sand-plain soils (with low pH and low available soil water) in crop-based rotations.

Albany, WA
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To report on a survey of the “Red Leaf Clover Syndrome”.

Crop type: Clover 5 trials No treatment
Kendenup, WA Mt Barker, WA Narrikup, WA South Stirlings, WA Tambellup, WA
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To report on a three seeder trial.

Kendenup, WA
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To provide the UAV rhizo summary.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial Crop
South Stirlings, WA
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To present research information available on role of foliar fungicide mixtures with new chemistry against barley LR in a variety with known APR.

Crop type: Barley 1 trial No treatment
Albany, WA
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To demonstrate establishment, management and viability of legume phase options in cropping rotations with appropriate agronomic management packages.

Crop type: Oats,Clover,Serradella,Mixed species 40 trials Crop Type Inoculant Application
Darkan, WA Gnowellen, WA Kenmare, WA Lake Grace, WA Nyabing, WA Gravelly sand
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