Grains and field crops
Location: East Latham
The very low seed yields are a reflection of the dry winter conditions experienced in 1989. The Rose (T. hirtum) and Cupped (T. cherli) clovers appear to be a more promising option for this difficult soil type compared to other species. Paros yellow serradella performed well considering the trial site is located in a very dry area. The burr medics would not be an option on these acidic soil types because of nodulation failure; which should become evident in the regenerating swards.
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Nutt, B. (1989), Pasture species evaluation on acid wodjil soil - machine sown plots.. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.