Barley varieties and time of sowing - Kalkee


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Linda Walters (BCG)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Manangatang, VIC
Ultima, VIC
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Barley varieties and time of sowing - Kalkee locations

To compare the performance of new and existing barley varieties and the influence of sowing time
on crop performance.

Key messages
  • Fathom, Spartacus CL and Rosalind have performed consistently well at most sites in 2016.
  • Compass performed poorly when sown early, with substantial lodging and head loss. When sown later, it was one of the top performers with little to no lodging observed.
  • Fathom, Hindmarsh, La Trobe, Spartacus CL, Rosalind and Compass are consistently the top yielding varieties over a range of different seasonal finishes in the Mallee and Wimmera.
Lead research organisation Birchip Cropping Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Management of Barley and Barley Cultivars for the Southern Region

This research was funded by the GRDC as part of the Barley agronomy for the Southern Region project (DAN00173).

Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Barley
Trial type
Trial design

Manangatang 2016

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

Ultima 2016

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Manangatang, VIC Not specified
Ultima, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Manangatang, VIC Calcarosol
Ultima, VIC Calcarosol
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



Derived climate information

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

Manangatang VIC

Ultima VIC

Manangatang VIC

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

Ultima VIC


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.

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Trial last modified: 16-07-2019 13:33pm AEST