Wheat fungicide 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
Wheat fungicide experiment locations

To assess different fungicide timing and dressings for Stripe Rust control on the yield of a number of wheat varieties

Key messages
  • Fertiliser dressings gave responses in wheat during 2008.
  • There were no responses to in-crop fungicides.
  • During the four year of the experiment, the best fungicide treametns have benn the seed and fertiliser treatments and the in-crop fungicide sprays at growth stage Z 39 (flag leaf emergence).
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): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
  • Fungicide: Type
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
Protein (%) Retention (%) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Ventura Triadamefon @ Z30 14 1.4 1.2
2 Ventura Triadamefon @ Z30 & Z39 14 1.7 1.1
3 Ventura Triadamefon @ Z39 15 1.6 1.2
4 Ventura Triadamefon @ Z45 15 1.9 1.1
5 Ventura Triadamefon @ Z39 & Z45 15 2.1 1.3
6 Ventura Opus 250ml/ha @ Z30 & Z39 15 1.8 1.1
7 Ventura Tilt 250ml/ha @ Z30 & Z 39 14 1.7 1.2
8 Ventura Opus 250ml/ha @ Z30 14 2.5 1.2
9 Ventura Folicur 145ml/ha @ Z30 & Z 39 14 2.7 1.3
10 Ventura Impact 13 1.9 1.7
11 Ventura Impact 400mL/ha @ Z30 12 1.7 1.6
12 Ventura Impact 400ml/ha @ Z39 13 1.6 1.6
13 Ventura Impact 1.5 13 2.3 1.6
14 Ventura Triad 13 2.6 1.7

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %


Retention %

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 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

2008 trial report

Trial last modified: 23-07-2019 16:08pm AEST