DRLe Leighton Drought Risk Trial

Trial Description

Trial ID CodeDRLe
Trial NameLeighton Drought Risk Trial
Type of TrialNutrition
SpeciesE. globulus

Growth response to annual applications of varying rates N fertilizer applied to a range of stand densities in plantations on sites with varying rainfall and evaporation.

Planting Year1996
What month and year were the treatments applied?09/1998
What month and year did measurements commence?07/1998
What month and year did measurements cease?03/2006
Expected Clearfall Year2006

Contact Details

Trial/Data ownerCSIRO
NameDaniel Mendham
AddressPrivate Bag 12
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
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Phone+61 3 62375696
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Trial Detail

Trial DesignFactorial (N x stand density), and a Complete Randomised Design (N rates)

Factorial - 2 Rates of N (0, 250 kg ha) X 3 stand densities (300, 600, 1200 sph). Randomised design 5 rates of N (0, 45, 125, 250, 400 kg ha) applied annually.

Number of treatments11
Number of reps3
Trial Area6.5 ha
Stocking300, 600, and 1200 sph
Measurements takenHt, DBHOB, LAI, Soil water content and leaf water potential.
Measurement frequencyHt, DBHOB, and LAI annually, Soil water content and leaf water potential quarterly
Soil Analyses
  • Yes
Foliar Analyses
  • No
Available for further measurement
  • No

Site Description

StateWestern Australia
Latitude3403500 S
Longtitude11803300 E
Rainfall591 mm
Evaporation1500 mm
Soil Descriptionduplex loamy sand over clay to at least 8m, with ironstone present in top 2m
Previous Land UsePasture