Versatile oats for the Wimmera Mallee - Kalkee

2016

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Alison Frischke (BCG)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 1, Kalkee, VIC
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Versatile oats for the Wimmera Mallee - Kalkee locations
Aims

To evaluate the early biomass production, hay and grain yield of oat varieties, as well as their response to a herbicide strategy, in the southern Mallee and Wimmera.

Key messages
  • At Warmur and Kalkee, Bannister was the highest yielding milling oat and Brusher the highest yielding hay oat variety in 2016 – an excellent season.
  • Application of fungicides to oats did not create hay or yield benefits in the Wimmera in 2016.
  • Choice of oat variety and management should be made according to the intended end-use traits – versatility if conditions change, disease resistance, ability to control problem weeds and likelihood of making premium markets.
Lead research organisation Birchip Cropping Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC SFS00028
Related program Grain & Graze 3
Acknowledgments

This research was funded by the GRDC as part of the Grain & Graze 3 – Southern Region project (SFS00028), Agritech Rural Horsham and BCG members through their membership.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Oats
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Protection
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Kalkee 2016

Sow rate or Target density 180 plants/m²
Sowing machinery

Knife points, press wheels, 30cm row spacing

Sow date 15 April 2016
Harvest date 21 December 2016
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Paddock history 2015 fallow
Fertiliser

Granulock Supreme Z @ 50kg/ha at sowing, urea @ 50kg/ha on 19 July at GS35, urea @ 50kg/ha 23 August at GS45

Herbicide

Sowing  Glyphosate 2l/ha, Diuron 500g/ha, Dual Gold 500ml/ha

 

Fungicide

At Kalkee, complete control of disease was achieved by Prosaro® @ 150mL/ha on 5 August, propiconazole @ 230mL/ha on 1 September and propiconazole @ 230mL/ha on 27 September. Nil disease control plots received no fungicides

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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha) Lodging (1-10) NDVI (.) Anthesis biomass (t/ha)
1 Bannister 8.8 1.8 0.77 6
2 Kojonup 7.9 1.8 0.72 8.6
3 Wombat 7.7 1.3 0.79 8.2
4 Williams 7.6 3.5 0.78 9.2
5 Dunnart 7.3 1.3 0.8 9
6 03198-18 7.2 0 0.77 6.3
7 Mitika 7 0.5 0.79 8.4
8 Possum 7 1.2 0.8 8.9
9 Durack 5.4 2.6 0.8 7.9
10 Yallara 3.9 2.5 0.72 9
11 Brusher 4.8 6.8 0.81 8.6
12 Wandering 7.5 1.8 0.81 8.4
13 Kangaroo 3.3 3.5 0.71 8.3
14 Echidna 8.4 1.3 0.77 8.1
15 Wintaroo 4.3 6.2 0.76 7.9
16 Mulgara 3.6 5.2 0.72 7.7
17 Forrester 3.2 4.3 0.81 7.1
18 Tungoo 4 3.9 0.78 7

Grain yield t/ha


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Anthesis biomass t/ha


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Lodging 1-10


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NDVI .


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 1, Kalkee, VIC 0 - 10cm 31.00 1.00
Site 1, Kalkee, VIC 0 - 70cm 169.00
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Kalkee, VIC Clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Kalkee, VIC Vertosol
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 1, Kalkee VIC 2016


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial total (mm) 467mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 374mm

Derived climate information

Site 1, Kalkee VIC

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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.




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