Barley maximum yield experiment

2005

Research organisatons
Funding source
Riverine Plains John Sykes Rural Consulting

Trial details

Researcher(s) John Sykes (John Sykes Rural Consulting)
Year(s) 2005
Contributor Riverine Plains
Trial location(s) Balldale, NSW
Barley maximum yield experiment locations
Aims

To assess the level of input required to maximise yields of barley grown after wheat.

Key messages
  • Barley requires the same amount of nitrogen input as wheat to yield near its potential.
  • 80-92 kg/ha Nitrogen (N) is required to maximise yield.
  • Barley responds strongly to extra N when fungicide is used to control disease.
  • A preliminary program for growing barley is ready for farmers. Anyone interested should contact John Sykes.
Lead research organisation John Sykes Rural Consulting
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Mr R Mathews and Mr R McDonald


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Cereal (Grain): Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Balldale 2005

Sow date 18 June 2005
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 16m
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

110kg/ha MAP at sowing and as per treatments

Fungicide

As per treatments

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Treatment 3
Screenings (%) Retention (%) Gross margin ($/ha) Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%)
1 No seed dressing 0 N @ Z15 2.2 67.3 0 2.8 9.1
2 No seed dressing 20 N @ Z15 1.5 69.8 66 3.4 8.7
3 No seed dressing 40 N @ Z15 1.2 71.3 79 3.7 10.2
4 No seed dressing 80 N @ Z15 1.8 68.8 115 4.2 11.4
5 No seed dressing 120 N @ Z15 4.7 62.3 86 4.3 12.9
6 seed dressing 0 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 + Z39 1.2 71 61 3.3 8.7
7 seed dressing 20 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 + Z39 1.5 71.8 112 3.8 9.6
8 seed dressing 40 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 + Z39 1.2 72.5 164 4.6 10.5
9 seed dressing 80 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 + Z39 1.1 73 302 5.6 11.1
10 seed dressing 120 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 + Z39 3.9 63.8 147 4.8 12.7
11 seed dressing 40 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 1.2 70 120 4 10.5
12 seed dressing 40 N @ Z15 Fung Z39 1.5 68.5 102 3.9 10.5
13 seed dressing 40 N @ Z15 Fung Z45 1.5 67.8 112 3.9 10.5
14 seed dressing 80 N @ Z15 Fung Z31 1.4 70.3 263 5.3 11.2
15 seed dressing 80 N @ Z39 1.2 71.5 140 4.4 11.9
16 seed dressing 80 N @ Z45 1.9 66.5 88 4.1 11

Grain yield t/ha


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Gross margin $/ha


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Protein %


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Retention %


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Screenings %


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Balldale, NSW Red brown earth
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Balldale, NSW Sodosol
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 Balldale NSW
2005 488.1mm
2004 450.6mm
2003 412.0mm
2002 388.0mm
2001 437.6mm
2000 454.4mm
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

Balldale NSW 2005


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 342mm

Derived climate information

Balldale NSW

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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 report and links

2005 trial report



Trial last modified: 22-05-2019 10:57am AEST