Crop selection after the 2002 drought


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Harm van Rees and Liam Lenaghan (CropFacts Pty Ltd)
Year(s) 2002
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Horsham, VIC
Crop selection after the 2002 drought locations

To discuss crop selection for the coming year.

Key messages

Crop selection in 2003 is complicated by the conditions in 2002. The main issues that can affect your crops this year are:

  1. Cereal Root Disease levels in 2002 were very low and disease levels from 2001 will be carried over - 2002 was NOT a disease break year. The last time we saw CCN in the southern Mallee was after the 1994 dry year when eelworm did not hatch but was carried over from 1993 and affected wheat crops in 1995.
  2. Foliar Disease levels were low in 2002 and stubbles from 2001 will be the main source of inoculum outbreak for diseases in 2003.
  3. Residual Herbicides used in 2001 and 2002 can have a large impact on susceptible crops in 2003.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Horsham 2002

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
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Observed trial site soil information
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Horsham, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Horsham, 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



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, Horsham VIC


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

2002 trial report

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