Timing is everything: the penalty for sowing wheat late in 2013

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claire Browne (BCG)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Horsham, VIC
Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC
Timing is everything: the penalty for sowing wheat late in 2013 locations
Aims

To compare new and existing wheat varieties and their suitability in the Mallee and Wimmera, either sown dry or after the break.

Key messages

Sowing early increased yields by 0.5t/ha at Watchupga East and Horsham. Corack and Mace topped the yields at Watchupga East. Cobra and Mace were the highest yielding varieties at Horsham.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source BCG members
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This trial was funded by BCG members through their membership, in conjunction with Agritech rural Horsham.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Horsham 2013

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified

Watchupga East 2013

Sow date 23 April 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 4
Fertiliser

23 April and 18 June - Granulock Supreme Z + Impact @ 50kg/ha, Urea @ 50kg/ha 9 July - Urea @ 90kg/ha (both TOS) 22 Aug - Urea @ 90kg/ha (both TOS)

Herbicide

23 April and 18 June - Triflur X @1.5L/ha + Weedmaster Due @ 2L/ha 8 June - Velocity @ 670ml/ha + Lontrel Advanced @ 50ml/ha + Hasten 1% (TOS 1) 8 June - Midas @ 900ml/ha (TOS 1 Clf) 2 September - Velocity @ 670ml/ha + Lontrel advanced @ 50ml/ha + Hasten 1% (TOS 2) 5 September - Midas @ 900ml/ha (TOS 2 Clf)

Insecticide

23 September - Alpha Duo @ 200ml/ha

Fungicide

4 October - Prosaro @ 300ml/ha

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Trial results Watchupga results

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross income ($/ha)
1 Corack TOS 1 3.6 896
2 Mace TOS 1 3.4 918
3 Shield TOS 1 3.2 864
4 Cobra TOS 1 3.2 864
5 Scout TOS 1 3.2 864
6 Magenta TOS 1 3.1 772
7 Yitpi TOS 1 3 810
8 Corack TOS 2 2.9 722
9 Mace TOS 2 2.7 729
10 Shield TOS 2 2.5 675
11 Cobra TOS 2 2.3 621
12 Scout TOS 2 2.4 648
13 Magenta TOS 2 2.3 573
14 Yitpi TOS 2 2.5 675

Grain yield t/ha


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Gross income $/ha


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Trial results Table 2

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Gross income ($/ha)
1 Cobra TOS 1 5.7 1539
2 Scout TOS 1 5.4 1458
3 Trojan TOS 1 5.1 1275
4 Derrimut TOS 1 5.1 1377
5 Mace TOS 1 4.7 1269
6 Cobra TOS 2 5.1 1377
7 Scout TOS 2 4.6 1242
8 Trojan TOS 2 4.7 1175
9 Derrimut TOS 2 4.5 1215
10 Mace TOS 2 5 1350

Grain yield t/ha


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Gross income $/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Horsham, VIC Not specified
Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC Sandy clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Horsham, VIC Vertosol
Site 3, Watchupga East, VIC Calcarosol
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 Site 3, Horsham VIC Site 3, Watchupga East VIC
2013 222.3mm512.9mm
2012 234.3mm557.4mm
2011 265.9mm596.9mm
2010 280.9mm551.9mm
2009 263.0mm493.6mm
2008 224.5mm479.5mm
2007 252.5mm519.3mm
2006 267.9mm547.1mm
2005 320.3mm592.9mm
2004 320.5mm536.9mm
2003 414.3mm542.5mm
2002 447.0mm501.5mm
2001 522.9mm552.0mm
2000 628.5mm524.7mm
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

Site 3, Watchupga East VIC 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 220mm

Derived climate information

Site 3, Horsham VIC

Site 3, Watchupga East VIC

Site 3, Horsham VIC

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Site 3, Watchupga East VIC

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location
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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 last modified: 05-12-2019 11:34am AEST