Maximising wheat production through variety selection and better agronomy

2013

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Mohammad Amjad (DAFWA) and Sarah Hyde (Facey Group)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Facey Group
Trial location(s) Site 6, Wickepin, WA
Maximising wheat production through variety selection and better agronomy locations
Aims

The aim of this work was to identify new wheat varieties for maximising grain yield in dry and drying seedbeds in the scenario of possible frost risks during the growing season at Wickepin.

Key messages

In high yielding environment with yield potential around 5 t/ha, Cobra (AH) yielded similar to Mace (AH) in both May and June sowings. New variety Trojan (quality grade not yet known in WA) outyielded Mace by 8% across both time of sowings. Selecting two or three varieties with different traits should help to manage production risks and to achieve yield stability.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Facey Group
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00218
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

his research is jointly funded by DAFWA and GRDC through 'Wheat Agronomy-building system profitability in the Western Region' (DAW00218). Thanks to Facey Group committee for approving and endorsing the wheat agronomy trials at Wickepin. Special thanks to David Quartermaine for giving the trial site. Thanks to Bruce Haig and Rob deGruchy for trial management and technical support. The research collaboration with Dr Ben Biddulph on frost assessment is greatly acknowledged and appreciated


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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Wickepin 2013

Sow rate or Target density 150 plants per m2
Sow date 16 May 2013 11th June 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.54m X 20m
Plot replication 3
Herbicide

Boxer gold 2.0L/ha, Lorsban 0.5l/ha, Sprayseed 2.0L/ha

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Calingiri TOS 1- 16th May 4.48
2 Cobra TOS 1- 16th May 5.23
3 Corack TOS 1- 16th May 5.06
4 Eagle Rock TOS 1- 16th May 4.22
5 Emu Rock TOS 1- 16th May 4.95
6 Envoy TOS 1- 16th May 5.19
7 GrenadeCL plus TOS 1- 16th May 4.69
8 IGW3384 TOS 1- 16th May 4.8
9 IGW3422 TOS 1- 16th May 5.11
10 IGW3423 TOS 1- 16th May 5.21
11 IGW3424 TOS 1- 16th May 4.8
12 IGW3526 TOS 1- 16th May 4.73
13 IGW6032 TOS 1- 16th May 4.43
14 JusticaCL plus TOS 1- 16th May 4.38
15 Mace TOS 1- 16th May 5.11
16 Magenta TOS 1- 16th May 5.44
17 Phantom TOS 1- 16th May 4.43
18 RAC1859 TOS 1- 16th May 5.53
19 RAC1938 TOS 1- 16th May 5.52
20 Trojan TOS 1- 16th May 5.84
21 WAGT328 TOS 1- 16th May 4.95
22 Wyalkatchem TOS 1- 16th May 5.32
23 Yitpi TOS 1- 16th May 4.91
24 Young TOS 1- 16th May 4.56
25 Calingiri TOS 2 - 11th June 4.01
26 Cobra TOS 2 - 11th June 4.5
27 Corack TOS 2 - 11th June 4.28
28 Eagle Rock TOS 2 - 11th June 3.63
29 Emu Rock TOS 2 - 11th June 3.56
30 Envoy TOS 2 - 11th June 4.03
31 GrenadeCL plus TOS 2 - 11th June 3.68
32 IGW3384 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.07
33 IGW3422 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.35
34 IGW3423 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.48
35 IGW3424 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.05
36 IGW3526 TOS 2 - 11th June 3.58
37 IGW6032 TOS 2 - 11th June 3.99
38 JusticaCL plus TOS 2 - 11th June 3.96
39 Mace TOS 2 - 11th June 4.62
40 Magenta TOS 2 - 11th June 3.91
41 Phantom TOS 2 - 11th June 3.51
42 RAC1859 TOS 2 - 11th June 3.74
43 RAC1938 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.39
44 Trojan TOS 2 - 11th June 4.62
45 WAGT328 TOS 2 - 11th June 4.52
46 Wyalkatchem TOS 2 - 11th June 4.18
47 Yitpi TOS 2 - 11th June 3.92
48 Young TOS 2 - 11th June 4.02

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 6, Wickepin, WA Sandy loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 6, Wickepin, WA 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

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 6, Wickepin WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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.

Event Date Type Effect
Dry conditions

At Wickepin, crop establishment was not uniform due to dry conditions particularly for June sowing.

June Low rainfall N/A



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