Managing a continuous cereal on cereal rotation

2000

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2000
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Birchip, VIC
Charlton, VIC
Site 2, Rupanyup, VIC
Managing a continuous cereal on cereal rotation locations
Aims

To investigate management options which reduce the risk of failure when growing wheat on wheat, or barley on wheat stubble.

Key messages

Barley can be successfully grown on retained wheat stubble, but it is advisable to burn wheat stubble when growing wheat on wheat. If stubble is retained then Yellow Leaf Spot can be a devastating disease in a wet winter. The most important management practices when growing a cereal on cereal are as follows:

  • Select paddocks with low numbers of grass weeds.
  • Retain wheat stubble for barley, burn the stubble for wheat.
  • Control summer weeds to ensure summer rainfall can be used by the crop.
  • Use varieties with good disease resistance such as Silverstar or Krichauff.
  • Disease - select paddocks with low disease pressure (monitor the previous crop) and DNA test the paddock prior to sowing.
  •  Apply sufficient nitrogen for a good crop (soil test to know how much to apply).
  • Barley on barley can lead to serious problems with leaf diseases such as net blotch.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Stubble: Management
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Birchip 2000 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
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Plot replication Not specified

Birchip 2000 Wheat

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Plot replication Not specified

Charlton 2000 Barley

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Charlton 2000 Wheat

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Rupanyup 2000 Barley

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
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Rupanyup 2000 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Birchip, VIC Not specified
Charlton, VIC Not specified
Site 2, Rupanyup, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Birchip, VIC Vertosol
Charlton, VIC Sodosol
Site 2, Rupanyup, VIC Vertosol
National soil grid Source
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 3, Birchip VIC

Charlton VIC

Site 2, Rupanyup VIC

Site 3, Birchip VIC

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location
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Charlton VIC

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Site 2, Rupanyup VIC

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

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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 last modified: 25-11-2019 09:57am AEST