The second year of the South Australian grain trials has been completed. The trials commenced in 2021 with the objective to evaluate the efficacy of BioAg products for improved crop productivity and soil fertility in both lentil and oat crops.
Above average rainfall across the season meant that all treatments performed very well. Given the better than normal season and great growing conditions there was, as would be expected, no significant crop stresses and therefore no significant statistical difference between treated plots and standard practice.
While not statistically significant, results for year two show slightly higher yields and financial returns in 9 out of the 10 treated plots.
Post harvest there will be an assessment on soil health, leading into a third season of trials.
AgScience Research commenced multi-year independent pasture trials in 2021 in the in low rainfall high-country of the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel, located in the South Island of New Zealand.
This trial objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of BioAgPhos® (a RPR based fertiliser) in a low rainfall environment and when used with lime. A total of 516.5mm of rain was recorded in the district over the eight-month period, which is typical for this low rainfall area.