Acid tolerant barley trial

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Clare Johnston (Liebe Group)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Wongan Hills, WA
Acid tolerant barley trial locations

To evaluate the performance of Litmus (WABAR2625) barley in comparison to Hindmarsh and Wyalkatchem on an acidic soil.

Key messages
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Lead research organisation Liebe Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Thank you to InterGrain for supplying seed.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop types Cereal (Grain): Wheat Cereal (Grain): Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Variety
Trial type
Trial design

Wongan Hills 2013 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified

Wongan Hills 2013 Barley

Sow date 27 May 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 2m x 2m
Plot replication 4
Psuedoreplication Not specified

80 kg/ha Macropro Plus


2 L/ha Spray.Seed, 2 L/ha Trifluralin,300 mL/ha Axial, 0.5% Adigor,650 mL/ha Velocity, 1% Hasten

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Screenings (%) Hectolitre weight (kg/hL) Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Hindmarsh 13.97 70.03 10.8 2.31
2 Litmus (WABAR2625) 10.24 69.36 11.1 3.06
3 Wyalkatchem 1.51 83.02 12 1.97

Grain yield t/ha


Hectolitre weight kg/hL


Protein %


Screenings %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Wongan Hills, WA 0 - 10cm Sandy loam 5.20
Wongan Hills, WA 10 - 30cm Sandy loam 4.30
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Wongan Hills, WA Sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wongan Hills, WA Kandosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Wongan Hills WA
2013 193.2mm
2012 191.1mm
2011 172.5mm
2010 146.8mm
2009 183.7mm
2008 202.7mm
2007 163.7mm
2006 176.1mm
2005 164.6mm
2004 182.2mm
2003 192.8mm
2002 134.6mm
2001 139.2mm
2000 207.0mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Wongan Hills WA 2013

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 256mm

Derived climate information

Wongan Hills WA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2013 trial report

Trial last modified: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST