Wheat BYDV 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
Wheat BYDV trial locations

To assess the impact of BYDV on wheat yield.

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

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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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
Fungicide Not specified

Conmurra 2010

Sow rate or Target density 160 seeds/m2
Sow date 27 May 2010
Harvest date 20 January 2011
Plot size 8m x 1.2m
Plot replication 3

140kg/ha 18:13:0:10 at sowing. 28/7/2010: 55 kg/ha Urea (25 Units N). 22/9/2010: 6.5 l/ha Mangasol, 2 l/ha Zincsol.


27/5/2010: 2.1 l/ha Roundup Max, 2.5 l/ha Boxer Gold. 27/7/2010: 1.6 l/ha Buctril MA.


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

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (kg/ha)
1 HRZ06.2489 Nil fungicide 6664
2 HRZ06.2480 Nil fungicide 6631
3 Mackellar Nil fungicide 7587
4 Preston Nil fungicide 8927
5 Brennan Nil fungicide 6661
6 HRZ06.2534 Nil fungicide 8108
7 HRZ06.2551 Nil fungicide 5825
8 SQP-Revenue Nil fungicide 7808
9 Sentinel Nil fungicide 8080
10 Pugsley Nil fungicide 5309
11 Rudd Nil fungicide 6537
12 Espada Nil fungicide 6446
13 HRZ06.2489 Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 6776
14 HRZ06.2480 Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 6816
15 Mackellar Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 7773
16 Preston Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 9199
17 Brennan Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 7033
18 HRZ06.2534 Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 8527
19 HRZ06.2551 Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 6252
20 SQP-Revenue Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 8620
21 Sentinel Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 8970
22 Pugsley Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 6278
23 Rudd Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 7630
24 Espada Prosaro 300 ml/ha GS39 7876

Grain yield kg/ha

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



Site 3, Conmurra SA 2010

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 484.4mm

Derived climate information

Site 3, Conmurra SA


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: 20-06-2019 14:56pm AEST