Comparison of cereal forage

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Comparison of cereal forage locations
Aims

To evaluate different commercially available forage crop varieties for dry matter production and feed quality

Key messages

Greater variation in dry matter production at the water ripe sampling time was observed compared to milky-soft dough. Dry matter production was highest at milky-soft dough and Moby barley consistently had the lowest. Majority of cereal forage varieties had NDF and NDFD levels to meet grade 1 and 2. Feed quality did not decline significantly with later cutting

Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source HFSG members
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The Hart Field-Site Group wish to thank Pat Guerin, Balco Australia for the feed quality testing associated with this trial work


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Barley
Oats
Triticale
Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2013 Barley

Sow date 18 May 2013 18 May 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.4m x 10m
Plot replication 3
Fertiliser

Seeding: 60kg/ha DAP 2% Zn, 11/7/13: 75L/ha UAN, 29/8/13: 70L/ha UAN

Hart 2013 Oats

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Triticale

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

Hart 2013 Wheat

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

@T1: Watery-ripe @T2: Milky-dough @T3: Watery ripe @T4: Milky-soft dough
# Variety
Treatment 1
Crude protein (% of DM) Neutral detergent fibre (% of DM) Crude protein (% of DM) Neutral detergent fibre (% of DM) Dry matter (kg/ha) Dry matter (kg/ha)
1 Commander Barley 12.1 59.4 9 51.9 7100 9232
1 Commander Barley 12.8 55.1 8.8 53 5589 6546
1 Commander Triticale 12 64.5 7.3 57.4 6085 8005
1 Commander Wheat 8.4 53.4 8.5 54.2 8146 7989
2 Moby Oats 11.6 57.7 9.1 53.7 6677 8635
2 Moby Oats 9.8 56 7.8 58.7 9113 7920
2 Moby Oats 12.6 54.7 8.6 56.6 6417 8098
2 Moby Oats 10.2 55.6 8.6 48 7122 8676
3 Rufus
3 Rufus
3 Rufus
3 Rufus
4 Buckley
4 Buckley
4 Buckley
4 Buckley
5 Mulgara
5 Mulgara
5 Mulgara
5 Mulgara
6 Tungoo
6 Tungoo
6 Tungoo
6 Tungoo
7 Wintearoo
7 Wintearoo
7 Wintearoo
7 Wintearoo
8 Yallara
8 Yallara
8 Yallara
8 Yallara

Crude protein % of DM


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Dry matter kg/ha


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Neutral detergent fibre % of DM


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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

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Climate

Site 5, Hart SA 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 303mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart SA

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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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST