Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA is the amalgamation of the former Departments of Agriculture and Food; Fisheries; Regional Development together with staff from the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, to provide a strong and unified service for Western Australia’s vital primary industries and regions.

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Years: 2013 to 2021
103 published trials
192 trial sites
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase the adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that in the central-eastern wheat… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Wheat 3 trials Herbicide Method
North Kellerberrin, WA
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Barley grass is one of the major weeds in the southern region. Many southern growers think their barley grass is resistant to grass selective herbicides and may have developed late germination to avoid pre-seeding herbicides. In this area, barley grass is a major problem in pastures, and often in break crops as well.

The trial aims to … read more

Crop type: Wheat,Barley,Vetch 3 trials Herbicide Type
Esperance, WA
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To compare efficacy of new and old herbicides and herbicide mixtures for broadleaf weed control in chickpea.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing
MIG, WA Red loam
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To compare two chickpea varieties for their competitiveness against broadleaf weeds and evaluate efficacy of new and old herbicides and herbicide mixtures for broadleaf weed control in chickpea.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing
Dalwallinu, WA, WA Clay loam
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To compare efficacy of new and old herbicides and herbicide mixtures for broadleaf weed control in chickpea.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Herbicide Type Herbicide Rate Herbicide Timing
Binnu, WA Red loamy sand
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To determine whether other macronutrients (P, K, S) become limiting as canola growers target high yields with high nitrogen rates in the high rainfall zone of WA.

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Gibson, WA
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We aim to determine if faba beans in the high rainfall zone respond to high rates of phosphorus, in-crop nitrogen and/or a complete/intensive nutritional and disease management package.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
, WA Sand/loamy sand over gravel
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We aim to determine if faba beans in higher rainfall zone respond to high rates of phosphorus, in-crop nitrogen and/or a complete/intensive nutritional and disease management package.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing
Wittenoom Hills, Clay loam
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Demonstrate the effectiveness of different fungicide timing options on chocolate spot management and evaluate a new spray decision support tool.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Timing
Kojonup, WA Sandy loam
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We aim to compare the current recommended WA fungicide spray strategy with the more regular fungicide applications common in other states, and with a spray timing based on canopy humidity and temperature to determine if this could be a useful decision support tool by West Australian growers.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Timing
, WA Sand/loamy sand over gravel
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We aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of using clean seed and seed applied fungicide to minimise the amount of Ascochyta in a chickpea crop, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of early season foliar fungicides to keep disease levels at bay.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing
Dalwallinu, WA, WA Heavy red loam
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We aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of using clean seed and seed applied fungicide to minimise the amount of Ascochyta in a chickpea crop, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of early season foliar fungicides to keep disease levels at bay.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fungicide Timing
MIG, WA Red loam
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We aim to demonstrate the effectiveness of using clean seed and seed applied fungicide to minimise the amount of Ascochyta in a chickpea crop, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of early season foliar fungicides to keep disease levels at bay.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fungicide Timing
Narembeen, Red loam over medium clay
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We plan to demonstrate a range both peat and granular inoculant options for chickpeas, placement of these products with seed vs. with fertiliser, and the interactions of these products with seed applied fungicide.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Inoculant Type
Shorter Rd, Cunderdin, Brown sandy loam
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We plan to demonstrate a range both peat and granular inoculant options for chickpeas, placement of these products with seed vs. with fertiliser, and the interactions of these products with seed applied fungicide.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing
Dalwallinu, WA, WA Heavy red loam
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase the adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that growers in the southern lake… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Barley,Oats 3 trials Herbicide Type Herbicide Timing
Tarin Rock, WA Loam over clay
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Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control.

A survey indicated that in growers in the northern wheat… read more

Crop type: Mixed species,Wheat,Canola 3 trials Herbicide Timing
Yandanooka, WA
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Demonstrate the effectiveness of different fungicide timing options on chocolate spot management and evaluate a new spray decision support tool.
This trial was a collaboration of the Crop Protection and Grain Science groups within DPIRD.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing
Wittenoom Hills,
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Aims:

Barley grass is becoming an increasingly problematic weed in Western Australia. A GRDC funded project sought to increase the adoption of integrated weed management tactics for barley grass, by working with grower groups to develop regionally appropriate rotations for optimal control. 

Barley grass at high density reduces crop yield. H… read more

Crop type: Barley 2 trials Herbicide Type
Wickepin, WA
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To determine the optimum sowing date and variety combinations to maximise yield and quality of wheat in WA.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety
Grass Patch, WA
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1. To investigate the effects of dry sowing on the nodulation and nitrogen fixation of chickpea in a low rainfall environment.

2. To investigate the residual effects on the growth of a subsequent wheat crop.

 

Crop type: Chickpeas 2 trials Inoculant Method
Merredin, WA
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  • To determine whether sheep graze on matricaria (palatability of the weed) in a mixed species pasture and if so at which growth stages is the weed palatable.
  • Estimate the feed value of matricaria at various growth stages compared to other available feed.
  • Evaluate the use of MCPA to increase matricaria palatability.read more

Crop type: Mixed species 1 trial Grazing
Nangeenan, WA
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To better understand the efficacy and crop safety of broadleaf herbicide options for faba bean crops grown on sandy soils in Western Australia, focusing on new varieties; PBA Amberley and PBA Bendoc.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Herbicide Type
Gibson, WA
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To investigate the fit of high value pulse crops (faba bean, lentil, and chickpea) in the sowing program and their rotational (agronomic and economic) benefits to the following cereal crop.

Grass patch, WA
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To annually monitor long-term focus paddocks in the Geraldton port zone for effectiveness of integrated weed management strategies in controlling herbicde resistant weeds

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 3 trials Herbicide Method
Geraldton, WA
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  • To monitor how wild radish populations change under a range of integrated weed management (IWM) methods
  • To investigate the economic advantages to spraying versus hand weeding.

Crop type: Wheat 4 trials Harvest
Darkan, WA
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  • To better define the sowing and flowering window of lentils in WA.
  • To evaluate the response of released and near-release lentil lines to a wide range of sowing times.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Sowing Timing
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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  • Demonstrate how to improve the safety of soil applied herbicides by the timing of application and the condition of the furrow.
  • To demonstrate tolerance of latest lentil varieties to old and new herbicides.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Herbicide Application
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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  • To maximise canola yields in the high rainfall zone, with a combination of high nitrogen rates and full fungicide protection.
  • Determine nitrogen distribution at crop maturity between the different mature plant material fractions; coarse material, fine and pod material and seed.
  • Determine the mineral N levels in summ… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser Rate Fertiliser Timing Variety
South Stirlings,WA, WA
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This trial aims to establish the long-term value of deep ripping on compacted deep south coast sands. It investigates the longevity of the ripping benefit in a fully controlled traffic system (CTF).

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 9 trials Soil amelioration
Gibson, WA
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To monitor the presence of soilborne disease levels in the farming system following the legume pasture, Sothis.

Nabawa, WA
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To evaluate the rotational benefit of different sequences of pulses and canola after soil amelioration when transitioning back into cereal cropping following amelioration.

South Burracoppin, WA
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To evaluate different sequences of pulses and canola after soil amelioration when transitioning into cereal cropping to capture maximum benefit from amelioration.

South Burracoppin, WA
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To compare the effectiveness of fungicide regimes on disease management in faba beans, including a regime based on an IoT sensor that uses canopy microclimate data.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Crop Protection
Kojaneerup, WA
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Understand the critical nutrients required to achieve high yielding (>3t/ha) canola crops, especially when wanting to chase yields with high N in-season.

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Project staff ran a series of workshops in high rainfall areas in WA in 2019 to understand key constraints and knowledge gaps when cropping within the HRZ (450-80… read more

Crop type: Canola 1 trial Fertiliser
Gibson, WA Sandy duplex
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The aim of this field experiment is to compare the viability of different break crop options for the management of RLN (P. neglectus) and Rhizoctonia. This involved monitoring the RLN population in response to different break crops in the break crop year (2018), as well as under susceptible cereal crops in following years (wheat 2019 and oats 20… read more

Crop type: Break crops 3 trials Crop Rotation
Dumbleyung, WA
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This research aims to evaluate the yield and economic benefits of using the Reefinator on ironstone sheet soils in the Lake Grace area.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Soil amelioration Type
Lake Grace, WA
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To determine if chickpea respond to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Mt Ridley, Deep loamy duplex
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To determine if chickpea respond to applied nitrogen.

 

Crop type: Chickpeas 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Grass Patch, WA Deep loamy duplex
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To determine if faba bean responds to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Faba beans 1 trial Fertiliser Timing
Gibson, WA Sand
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To determine if lentil responds to applied nitrogen.

Crop type: Lentils 1 trial Fertiliser Timing
Mt Ridley, Deep sandy duplex
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To quantify wheat yield loss in response to root lesion nematode (Pratylenchus quasitereoides) population size, by using a unique population gradient which has been set up as a result of host-crop varieties and nitrogen treatments over the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons.

Crop type: Barley,Wheat 6 trials Crop Rotation
Frankland, WA
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To optimise cereal protein by better understanding response to high nitrogen rates in a given season through demonstration trials while also better understanding disease response.

Crop type: Wheat 1 trial Fertiliser Rate
Neridup, WA
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There are three non-burning and non-mechanical techniques most commonly employed in harvest weed seed control (HWSC) systems: chaff dumping, chaff lining and chaff tram-lining. The highest adoption of HWSC is in the GRDC western region with an estimated 67% of all farmers undertaking at least one HWSC strategy in 2014.

Chaff dumping is… read more

Crop type: Barley,Wheat,Canola 498 trials Harvest
Chaff Dump 1- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 10- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 11- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 12- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 13- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 14- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 15- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 16- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 17- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 18- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 19- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 2- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 20- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 3- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 4- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 5- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 6- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 7- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 8- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Dump 9- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 1- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 10- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 11- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 12- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 13- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 14- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 15- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 16- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 17- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 18- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 19- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 2- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 20- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 21- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 22- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 23- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 24- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 25- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 26- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 27- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 28- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 29- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 3- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 30- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 31- Kwinana East Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 32- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 33- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 34- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 35- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 36- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 37- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 38- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 39- Kwinana West Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 4- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 5- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 6- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 7- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 8- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Line 9- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 1- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 10- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 11- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 12- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 13- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 14- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 15- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 16- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 17- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 18- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 19- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 2- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 20- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 21- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 22- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 23- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 24- Geraldton Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 3- Albany Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 4- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 5- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 6- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 7- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 8- Esperance Port Zone, WA Chaff Tram-Line 9- Esperance Port Zone, WA
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The objective of this survey is to understand if HWSC systems influence in mice populations in paddocks.

Properties with mice activity around sheds or houses were targeted.

Crop type: Barley,Canola,Wheat 60 trials No treatment
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To investigate the cost-effectiveness of on-farm lime for ameliorating soil acidity in Kwinana East Port Zone and to validate the iLime application (developed by DPIRD and Desiree Futures with funding from GRDC) by comparing simulations with field trial results.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
Moorine Rock, WA
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To determine environmental triggers and time of day vegetable beetles and slaters are active.

Crop type: No crop specified 6 trials No treatment
Esperance Downs Research Station, WA Myrup, WA Scaddan, WA
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To measure the effect of deep ripping on depth to free water (waterlogging) and the associated yield response of canola (2018) and wheat (2019) after deep ripping on this soil type.

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration
West Kendenup, WA
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To determine how long the ripping effect lasts for in a controlled traffic farming (CTF) system and when to repeat the deep ripping on deep sands

Crop type: Canola,Wheat 4 trials Soil amelioration Timing
East Gibson, WA
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  • Assess the influence of soil renovation treatments on soil borne diseases.

Crop type: Barley 4 trials Soil amelioration
Kendenup, WA Salmon Gums, WA
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