Barley varieties and time of sowing - Warmur


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Trial details

Researcher(s) Linda Walters (BCG)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Warmur, VIC
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Barley varieties and time of sowing - Warmur 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
Trial funding source GRDC DAN00173
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
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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Warmur 2016

Sow rate or Target density 130 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

Knife points, press wheels, 30cm row spacing

Sow date 3 May 2016
Harvest date 24 November 2016
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3

Granulock Supreme Z + Impact @ 50kg/ha at sowing; urea @ 80kg/ha at early tillering; urea @ 60kg/ha at late tillering


Sowing                 Treflan 2l/ha, Avadex 1.5l/ha


27/6                       Liase 2%, Lontrel advanced 75ml/ha, Velocity 700ml/ha, Hasten 1%


9/8                         Lorsban 140ml/ha

7/9                         Lorsban 400ml/ha


23/8                       Prosaro 300ml/ha, BS1000 .25%

28/9                       Prosaro 300ml/ha, BS1000 .25%

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Percentage of site mean (%) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Compass 84 5.5
2 Fathom 108 7.1
3 Hindmarsh 100 6.5
4 La Trobe 101 6.6
5 Rosalind 106 7
6 Scope CL 94 6.1
7 Spartacus CL 107 7

Grain yield t/ha


Percentage of site mean %

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Warmur, VIC 0 - 10cm 22.00 1.10
Warmur, VIC 0 - 70cm 56.00
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Warmur, VIC Clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Warmur, 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



Warmur VIC 2016

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial total (mm) 444mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 371mm

Derived climate information

Warmur 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: 11-07-2019 15:10pm AEST