Impact of grazing intensity on wheat crop production


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Alison Frischke (BCG)
Dannielle McMillan (BCG)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Watchupga East, VIC
Impact of grazing intensity on wheat crop production locations

To evaluate the impact of grazing intensity on forage value, crop recovery and grain production of a wheat crop in the Victorian Mallee.

Key messages
Not specified
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC BWD00018
Related program Grain & Graze 2
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Grazing: Rate
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Watchupga East 2013

Sow rate or Target density 130 plants/m2
Sow date 24 April 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 4
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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Anthesis biomass (t/ha) Screenings (%) Average plant height (cm)
1 GS21 11.1 2.51 4.09 3.3 15
2 GS30 11 2.4 3.49 3.4 20
3 GS33 11.5 2.21 3.06 3 25

Grain yield t/ha


Anthesis biomass t/ha


Average plant height cm


Protein %


Screenings %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Watchupga East, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Watchupga East, 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 Watchupga East VIC
2013 465.5mm
2012 515.8mm
2011 586.3mm
2010 520.4mm
2009 463.9mm
2008 481.0mm
2007 505.6mm
2006 492.0mm
2005 549.8mm
2004 475.8mm
2003 500.9mm
2002 444.9mm
2001 504.7mm
2000 511.3mm
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



Derived climate information

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

Watchupga East 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.