Wheat agronomy trial

2009 - 2010

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Trent Potter (SARDI)
Year(s) 2009 - 2010
Contributor MacKillop Farm Management Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Conmurra, SA
Frances, VIC
Wheat agronomy trial locations
Aims

To assess the yields of a range of agronomic treatments on wheat varieties at different sites.

Key messages
  • In 2010 we saw little effect of varying nitrogen rates on grain yield at Conmurra or Frances.
  • Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus decreased grain yield by about 1 t/ha at both sites in 2010.
  • Highest grain yield was achieved by the earlier sowing dates but very good disease control was required to achieve this.
Lead research organisation MacKillop Farm Management Group
Host research organisation MacKillop Farm Management Group
Trial funding source GRDC MFM00003
Related program Improving Water Use Efficiency
Acknowledgments

Trials undertaken by the SARDI New Variety Agronomy group. 
Funded by GRDC under the “Improving Water Use Efficiency” Project 


Other trial partners SARDI
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Method

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

Conmurra 2009

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
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

Conmurra 2010

Sow rate or Target density 160 seeds/m2
Sow date 19 May 2010 19/05/2010 and 15/06/2010
Harvest date 19 January 2011
Plot size 8m x 1.2m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

200 kg/ha Single Super at sowing. 22/9/2010: 6.5 l/ha Mangasol, 2 l/ha Zincsol. 19/5/2010 sowing: 8/6/2010: Spread N sowing treatments. 27/7/2010: Spread N GS31 treatments. 15/6/2010 sowing: 9/7/2010: Spread N sowing treatments. 31/8/2010 & 13/9/2010: Spread N GS31 treatments.

Herbicide

19/5/2010 sowing: 19/5/2010: 2.1 l/ha Roundup Max, 2.5 l/ha Boxer Gold. 27/5/2010: 2.1 l/ha Roundup Max. 27/7/2010: 1.6 l/ha Buctril MA. 15/6/2010 sowing: 19/5/2010: 2.1 l/ha Roundup Max, 2.5 l/ha Boxer Gold. 27/5/2010: 2.1 l/ha Roundup Max. 15/6/2010: 1.6 l/ha Triflur X. 27/7/2010: 1.6 l/ha Buctril MA.

Insecticide

27/7/2010: 300 ml/ha Ambush on BYDV treatments

Fungicide

30/8/2010 & 22/9/2010: 300 ml/ha Prosaro, 1 l/ha Hasten

Frances 2009

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
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

Frances 2010

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
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
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Download results

Trial results Effect of variety and sowing date on yield and quality of wheat at Conmurra, 2010

@T1: @T2:
# Variety
Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) 1000 grain weight (g) Grain yield (kg/ha) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) 1000 grain weight (g) Grain yield (kg/ha)
1 Brennan 14.26 75.64 42.24 7044 14.47 75.41 40.62 6396
1 Brennan 15.15 73.64 42.44 7620 14.78 72.89 39.24 7571
2 Espada 12.89 72.33 34.3 7940 13.76 69.61 30.31 6874
2 Espada 13.47 73.31 40.26 9468 13.49 70.62 35.42 7779
3 Mackellar
3 Mackellar
4 Preston
4 Preston

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Trial results Effect of variety and sowing date on yield and quality of wheat at Frances, 2010

@T1: @T2:
# Variety
Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) 1000 grain weight (g) Grain yield (kg/ha) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL) 1000 grain weight (g) Grain yield (kg/ha)
1 Espada 12.52 73.28 39.54 3755 12.29 74.46 37.95 31.08
1 Espada 13.7 72.85 41.94 2796 12.72 74.17 39.23 2435
2 Gladius 11.59 73.07 38.97 4044 11.64 73.64 38.77 3532
2 Gladius 11.32 74.57 38.42 4014 11.95 75.01 36.51 2956
3 Preston
3 Preston
4 Puglsey
4 Puglsey

1000 grain weight g


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 3, Conmurra, SA Clay (black)
Frances, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Conmurra, SA Sodosol
Frances, VIC Sodosol
National soil grid Source
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, Conmurra SA 2010


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 484.4mm

Derived climate information

Site 3, Conmurra VIC

Frances VIC

Site 3, Conmurra VIC

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Frances VIC

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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: 19-12-2019 11:47am AEST