Triticale maximum yield experiment


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
Triticale maximum yield experiment locations

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

Key messages
  • Triticale requires 80kg of N to maximise yield.
  • Triticale requires the same amount of nitrogen input as wheat to yield near its potential.
  • Kocsiusko Triticale responds to the use of fungicide.
Lead research organisation John Sykes Rural Consulting
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Mr R Mathews, Mr R McDonald

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Triticale
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Balldale 2005

Sow date 18 June 2005
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 16m
Plot replication 4
Paddock history 2005 - Mixed Crop, 2004 - Wheat, 2003 - Canola

110kg/ha MAP at sowing and as per treatments


As per treatments

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross margin ($/ha) Protein (%)
1 Koscuisko 0 N @ Z15 3.3 0 9.4
2 Koscuisko 20 N @ Z15 4.1 68 11.7
3 Koscuisko 40 N @ Z15 5.3 188 10.5
4 Koscuisko 80 N @ Z15 5.5 172 11
5 Koscuisko 120 N @ Z15 4.9 69 10.3
6 Koscuisko 0 N @ Z15 Triadamefon @ Z30 &Z39 4.1 77 9.4
7 Koscuisko 20 N @ Z15 Triadamefon @ Z30 &Z39 5.3 198 10
8 Koscuisko 40 N @ Z15 Triadamefon @ Z30 &Z39 5.6 175 11.3
9 Koscuisko 80 N @ Z15 Triadamefon @ Z30 &Z39 6.2 245 11.1
10 Koscuisko 120 N @ Z15 Triadamefon @ Z30 &Z39 6.2 203 11.1

Grain yield t/ha


Gross margin $/ha


Protein %

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



Balldale NSW 2005

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 342mm

Derived climate information

Balldale NSW


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.