Wheat demonstration trial


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Colin Hacking, Dominic Bolton and Wes Arnott (SFS)
Year(s) 2002
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gnarwarre, VIC
Wheat demonstration trial locations

To test 6 commercial wheat varieties.

Key messages
  • It was a relatively low yielding site, perhaps reflecting the fact that the site was in cereal in 2001 and the soil nitrogen status at planting was very low. Protein figures certainly indicate the fact that soil nitrogen was low 
  • All varieties performed equally, although the winter wheat types had slightly lower grain protein than the spring wheat types. 
  • The season tended to favour the earlier maturity types such as Chara, although given this, the performance of MacKellar and Brennan was quite acceptable. 
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 Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated,Blocked

Gnarwarre 2002

Sow date 6 June 2002
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Chara 9.1 77.4 3.749
2 Mackellar 8 77.8 3.639
3 Kellalac 9 77.4 3.62
4 Kellalac 9.7 78 3.62
5 Mitre 7.8 76.4 3.537
6 Brennan 7.6 76.4 2.971
7 Kellalac 8.9 76.4 2.941

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %


Test weight kg/hL

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Gnarwarre, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Gnarwarre, VIC Chromosol
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.

Gnarwarre VIC


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.

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