District wheat trials


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jacob Giles, Andrew Ware and Ashley Flint (SARDI)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Site 7, Wharminda, SA
District wheat trials locations

These variety trials were identified as priorities by local agricultural bureau groups to evaluate commonly grown varieties, compare them to newly released varieties and provide further information on varietal performance in soil types and rainfall regions where wheat National Variety Trials (NVT) are not conducted.

Key messages
  • Later maturing Cutlass, Yitpi and Trojan as well as mid-maturing Scepter were the top yielding varieties at Wharminda in 2016.
  • The Wharminda trial experienced a number of consecutive days of frost from mid-late September which may have affected grain yield and quality of earlier flowering varieties.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Thanks to Tim Ottens for the use of his land at Wharminda.

Other trial partners Wharminda Ag Bureau
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Wharminda 2016

Sow date 10 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.5m x 10m
Plot replication 3

80 kg/ha of DAP was applied, having been treated with flutriafol @ 400 ml/ha.

On 11 June, around GS 30, urea was applied @ 50 kg/ha.

28 June 3 L/ha of Smart Trace Triple.


Pre-sowing, 2.5 L/ha Boxer-Gold, 1.6 L/ha Avadex, 3 L/ha Roundup and 0.1 L/ha oxyflourfen @ 240 g/L were applied to the trial.

On 28 June the trial received a broadleaf spray in the form of 1.4 L/ha Bromicide MA as well as 0.15 L/ha Lontrel 


28 June Alpha-cypermethrin at 0.15 ml/ha was applied to control cutworm.


80 kg/ha of DAP was applied, having been treated with flutriafol @ 400 ml/ha.

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Trial results Effect of variety on wheat growth parameters Elliston 2016

# Variety
Screenings (%) Yield (t/ha) Protein (%) Test weight (kg/hL)
1 Cutlass 4 3.77 11.3 80.9
2 Yitpi 5.4 3.72 11.5 81.1
3 Trojan 4.7 3.64 11.3 81.6
4 Scepter 2.8 3.4 11.5 79.6
5 Mace 2.7 3.14 12.1 79.3
6 Shield 4.6 3.11 12.5 76
7 Corack 3.5 3.03 11.5 77.3
8 Scout 3.7 3.02 12.4 80.1
9 Wyalkatchem 3.1 3.02 12.3 77.9
10 Cosmick 7.9 2.85 12.7 79.1
11 Kord 4 2.8 12.3 78
12 Grenade 3.2 2.78 12.4 79.3
13 Emu Rock 8.3 2.26 12.5 71.2
14 Axe 5.3 1.99 12.7 71.6
15 Hatchet 9.5 1.57 13.4 72.4

Protein %


Screenings %


Test weight kg/hL


Yield t/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 7, Wharminda, SA Deep sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 7, Wharminda, SA 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



Site 7, Wharminda SA 2016

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 338mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 253mm
Rainfall trial total (mm) 460mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 339mm

Derived climate information

Site 7, Wharminda SA


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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Trial last modified: 09-09-2019 15:48pm AEST