Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) with SARDI have established replicated trials at Waikerie and Loxton to compare broadleaf grain crop performance across a range of soil types.
The trials are located south of Waikerie at the Lowbank Ag Bureau trial site and south of Loxton at the new MSF research site near Pata. At each location, nine different broadleaf crop options are being compared side by side on two contrasting soil types. The trials which are funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) will run for three years.
Table 1 on the right shows the crop type, variety, target plant population and seeding rate used for each treatment.
An important feature of the trials is that each crop is being managed independently to ensure that it can reach its potential.