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Technical annual report 2000-01

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Title

Technical annual report 2000-01

Collection

Dept. of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical annual report; Department of Regional Development, Primary Industry, Fisheries and Resources technical and annual report; Reports; PublicationNT; Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

Date

2001-10

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Notes

Date:2001-10

Language

English

Subject

Agriculture -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Fisheries -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Technical bulletin (Northern Territory. Dept. of Primary Industry and Fisheries) ; no. 295

ISSN

0158-2763

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Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/223369

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/687151

Page content

Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries 18 Measurements: The trial area was sampled prior to fertiliser application by taking five random soil samples over the entire area at three depths 0-15 cm, 25-30 cm and 40-50 cm. At 40 days after emergence the plots were sampled using youngest mature blade and petiole. It was sampled again at eighty days after emergence. The foliar samples were submitted to the DPIF Chemistry Laboratory for analysis. At harvest time a 1-metre sample was taken to determine total biomass and the population. A 5-metre sample was thrashed, shelled and graded for yield and quality. The population was measured. Irrigation and rainfall: The crop received 5.75 ML of water coupled with an additional 240 mm of rain, which fell between 23/3 to 2/5. Irrigation was scheduled according to soil moisture data provided by Enviroscan software. Results: Table 5. Yield per treatment and average yield for both total biomass (pod and bush not including roots) and pod yields (hand harvested) Treatment Total biomass (t/ha) Nut in a shell (t/ha) 1 10.0 5.4 2 9.8 5.8 3 10.8 5.6 4 10.0 5.4 5 9.1 5.3 6 10.6 5.3 7 9.9 6.0 8 10.0 5.8 Average of all plots 10.0 5.6 Table 6. ANOVA results for pod yield SOURCE DF SS MS F Tabular F (5%) Rep 3 1.891 0.630 2 ns 3.07 Treatment 7 1.865 0.266 0.844 ns 2.49 Error 21 6.615 0.315 Total 31 10.371 ns = not significant The ANOVA shown in Table 6 demonstrates no significant differences between the treatment and the replication variation. Table 7. ANOVA results for total biomass, pod and bush, not including roots SOURCE DF SS MS F Tabular F (5%) Rep 3 12.54 4.18 1.96 ns 3.07 Treatment 7 6.91 0.99 0.46 ns 2.49 Error 21 44.68 2.13 Total 31 64.13 ns = not significant