Yellow leaf spot susceptibility trial

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Blake Gontar (SARDI)
Andrew Ware (SARDI)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association
Trial location(s) Kapinnie, SA
Yellow leaf spot susceptibility trial locations

To evaluate the reported yellow leaf spot susceptibility ratings of 20 common wheat varieties

Key messages
  • Significant variation in yellow leaf spot susceptibility exists between varieties of wheat commonly grown on the Lower Eyre Peninsula and this is correlated with significant yield differences.
  • If sowing into stubble with a history of yellow leaf spot, it is important to make good management decisions to avoid yield losses.
  • Choice of variety has more impact on yield than does fungicide management strategy, and is likely to lead to greater profit.
Lead research organisation Grains Research and Development Corporation
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC LEA00002
Related program Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble

Thankyou to the Moroney family for hosting the site

Other trial partners SARDI
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Variety
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Kapinnie 2014

Sow rate or Target density 180 plants/m2
Sow date 23 May 2014
Harvest date 3 December 2014
Plot size 28m x 48m
Plot replication 4

100kg/ha 18:20 P:N


400ml/ha Impact

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Yellow spot score (0-9) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Magenta 1.25 2.8
2 Corack 1.75 2.76
3 Kord 2.25 2.72
4 Mace 1.75 2.66
5 Wyalkatchem 2 2.65
6 Esparda 2 2.64
7 Cobra 2.75 2.53
8 Justica 3.25 2.29
9 Estoc 3 2.27
10 EmuRock 3 2.25
11 Trojan 2.5 2.05
12 Gladius 2 1.97
13 Grenade 3.75 1.89
14 RAC1843 4.5 1.8
15 Shield 2.75 1.78
16 Axe 3 1.71
17 Catalina 2.25 1.66
18 Yitpi 3.75 1.47
19 Phantom 3.25 1.46
20 Scout 3.5 1.16

Grain yield t/ha


Yellow spot score 0-9

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Kapinnie, SA Sand over clay
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Kapinnie, SA Tenosol
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 Kapinnie SA
2014 373.7mm
2013 331.9mm
2012 339.5mm
2011 368.3mm
2010 359.9mm
2009 311.4mm
2008 295.1mm
2007 309.9mm
2006 369.9mm
2005 346.6mm
2004 333.8mm
2003 351.8mm
2002 304.8mm
2001 383.6mm
2000 384.5mm
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



Kapinnie SA 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 344.8mm

Derived climate information

Kapinnie SA


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 report and links

2014 trial report

Trial last modified: 22-05-2019 10:19am AEST