Trial site to provide insights for local cropping producers

Western Local Land Services will look to use the results of a new cropping trial site to provide the most up-to-date information to local landholders with regards to break crops and how they can be integrated into a cropping rotation.

The trial site, which has been organised in partnership for a fifth consecutive season with Mallee Sustainable Farming, is looking to investigate the role that break crops play in a longer-term rotation, and the subsequent crop production response.  

A comparison of nitrogen fertiliser rates on wheat and barley crops is also included in the trial.

The trial site is located at Trentham Cliffs, near Buronga and will build on the knowledge and information gained from previous trials at Tapio, near Buronga, Kyalite, near Balranald and Benanee, near Euston.

Senior Land Services Officer – Agribusiness, Tanisha Shields is looking forward to seeing the results later in the year.

“This year’s trial is very exciting as it will draw multiple aspects of the cropping system together and provide information about break crops that is specific to local conditions,” Ms Shields said.

Results of the trial will again be on display at a field day to be held later in the year once the trial has been completed.

The trial site project is supported by Western Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.    

Attention cropping producers

Western Local Land Services has a great opportunity for cropping producers in the Balranald and wider region to partake in a series of seven demonstration days aimed at all stages of the crop production cycle.

This program will allow producers to work together towards their production goals.  For more information on this opportunity, the trial site or cropping in general, contact Ms Shields on 0447 642 131 or email.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.

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