Comparison of durum varieties


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Comparison of durum varieties locations

To compare the performance of new durum wheat varieties and lines against the current industry standards

Key messages

Grain yields for all durum varieties were good, averaging 4.23 t/ha compared to average wheat and barley trial grain yield of 4.80 t/ha and 4.74 t/ha, respectively. Test weight values were higher than previous years and screening levels low

Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source HFSG members
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2014

Sow date 8 May 2014 8 May 2014
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.75m x 10m
Plot replication 3

Seeding: 70kg/ha DAP, 8/7/14: 85L/ha UAN, 15/8/14: 45L/ha UAN

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha) Screenings (<2.0mm sieve) (%) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL)
1 Caparoi 4.22286 1.63845 10.6333 83.82
2 DBA-Aurora 4.20952 2.98004 9.4 81.8867
3 Hyperno 4.08952 3.56195 9.83333 81.9867
4 Saintly 4.11429 2.59196 9.43333 83.0733
5 Tamaroi 4.13905 3.19009 10.3333 82.34
6 Tjilkuri 4.30667 2.81174 10.3 81.5733
7 Yawa 4.52952 5.61051 9.46667 81.6733

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %


Screenings (<2.0mm sieve) %


Test weight kg/hL

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
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 5, Hart SA 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 280mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart 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 last modified: 06-06-2019 15:06pm AEST