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) 2008
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 responded to nitrogen during 2008.
  • Triticale did not respond significantly to fungicide during 2008.
  • The variety Kosciusko yielded better than the variety Toburk.
  • Kosciusko did not repond significantly to fungicide.
Lead research organisation John Sykes Rural Consulting
Host research organisation Riverine Plains
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Mr C Cay, Mrs S Cay

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

Balldale 2008

Sow date 23 May 2008
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 16m
Plot replication 3

90kg/ha MAP at sowing and as per treatments


As per treatments

Soil amelioration

pH (CaCl2) 5.1 Phosphate (Collwell) 82mg/kg Deep soil N 73kg/ha

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Treatment 2
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross margin ($/ha)
1 Tobruk 0N @ Z31 0.8 130
2 Tobruk 20N @ Z31 1.3 274
3 Tobruk 40N @ Z31 1.6 351
4 Tobruk 60 N @ Z31 1.5 300
5 Tobruk 80 N @ Z31 1.2 170
6 Tobruk 100N @ Z31 1.5 259
7 Tobruk 0N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 1.2 129
8 Tobruk 20N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 1.5 377
9 Tobruk 40N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 1.5 326
10 Tobruk 60 N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 1.4 275
11 Tobruk 80 N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 0.9 91
12 Tobruk 100N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 1.2 180
13 Kosciusko 40N @ Z31 1.7 348
14 Kosciusko 40N @ Z31 500mL 125g/L Triadamefon @Z30 2 407

Grain yield t/ha


Gross margin $/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Balldale, NSW Red chromosol
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
2008 487.3mm
2007 433.2mm
2006 434.0mm
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 2008

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 135mm

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.

Trial last modified: 22-05-2019 11:10am AEST