Barley variety trials - potential new varieties


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) David Moody (PIRVIC)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Hopetoun, VIC
Barley variety trials - potential new varieties locations

To investigate and identify potential new malting varieties for Victorian growers.

Key messages

Seasonal conditions favoured early maturing varieties, particularly at the Wimmera sites. The relative performance of Gairdner in the Wimmera was the worst since its first inclusion in trials in 1996. In particular the grain plumpness levels of Gairdner were extremely low. Baudin (“Bow-dan”) is the latest malting variety available to Victorian growers. The variety is best suited to the 375 – 450mm average annual rainfall districts where Gairdner is currently the preferred variety. Yields of the two varieties were similar in the Wimmera during 2003 despite an increased susceptibility of Baudin to leaf rust. In a year where grain size was a major issue, grain plumpness levels of Baudin were substantially superior to Gairdner.

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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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hopetoun 2003

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
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Hopetoun, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Hopetoun, VIC Tenosol
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.

Hopetoun VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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.

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