Management effects on barley varieties - row spacing, herbicides and nitrogen

2008

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Kate Burke (John Stuchbery )
Year(s) 2008
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Curyo, VIC
Jil JIl, VIC
Manangatang, VIC
Management effects on barley varieties - row spacing, herbicides and nitrogen locations
Aims

To evaluate the response of different barley varieties to various management aspects of no-till farming systems. Variables examined include row spacing, pre-emergent herbicides and nitrogen timing.

Key messages
  • Increasing row spacing reduced plant establishment and shoot densities but this was notreflected in reductionsin grain yield at widerrow spacing treatmentsin droughtstressed trial environments: there were no statistically significant differences in grain yield between any of the row spacing treatments.
  • Key management decisions for optimising production were variety choice (at all sites) and nitrogen management (Curyo).
  • At Curyo, barley varieties responded differently to row spacing, nitrogen timing and combinations of row spacing and nitrogen.
  • Varying pre-emergent herbicide did not effect yield at Manangatang or Jil Jil.
  • Variety yield performance was consistent with long-term National Variety Trial data (Hindmarsh, Buloke performing well, Commander and SloopVic performing poorly in dry environments).
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source SAGIT
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thank you to GRDC and SAGIT for financial support, BCG field staff for trial management and data collection, Ben Jones for data analysis, AGRIvision Consultants for post harvest EM mapping at Jil Jil and David Moody, James Hunt, Brooke White and John Stuchbery for providing valuebcomments on the manuscript.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application
  • Herbicide: Application
  • Sowing: Row spacing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Curyo 2008

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

Jil JIl 2008

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

Manangatang 2008

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
Curyo, VIC Not specified
Jil JIl, VIC Not specified
Manangatang, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Curyo, VIC Calcarosol
Jil JIl, VIC Calcarosol
Manangatang, VIC Calcarosol
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 Curyo VIC Jil JIl VIC Manangatang VIC
2008 647.7mm802.1mm429.0mm
2007 680.3mm809.8mm421.5mm
2006 682.6mm814.0mm421.5mm
2005 715.6mm848.9mm459.1mm
2004 679.0mm795.2mm430.2mm
2003 696.5mm821.3mm433.2mm
2002 654.5mm792.0mm399.7mm
2001 675.2mm801.4mm452.3mm
2000 649.0mm744.9mm423.9mm
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

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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.

Curyo VIC

Jil JIl VIC

Manangatang VIC

Curyo VIC

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Jil JIl VIC

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Manangatang 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: 04-12-2019 14:46pm AEST