Assessing growth and yield of grain cover crops in established perennial pasture species


Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Dave Gartner and Hellene McTaggart (WMG)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor West Midlands Group
Trial location(s) Site 18, Badgingarra, WA
Assessing growth and yield of grain cover crops in established perennial pasture species locations

To assess the growth and yield of barley and wheat growing in a range of different established perennial pasture species.

Key messages
  • Non wetting soil resulted in poor weed germination pre seeding
  • Pre seeding the total trial area received 2 knockdowns with 1.5 L/ha Sprayseed.
  • The limitation and knowledge of the relative tolerance of the different perennial grasses to grass selective herbicides prevented removal of late germinating brome and ryegrass from the trial post seeding.
  • Jaguar was sprayed on the 29/6/2011 and good broad leaf control was achieved.
  • For further results please see the attached trial report.
Lead research organisation West Midlands Group
Host research organisation West Midlands Group
Trial funding source GRDC 11WMG11
Trial funding source NACC
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program N/A

This demonstration was established through a grant from the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council wind erosion devolved grants program funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program.

Thanks go to David Ferris and the EverCrop project for technical assistance and DAFWA RSU for trial management.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop types Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type
Trial design

Badgingarra 2011 Barley

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified

Badgingarra 2011 Wheat

Sow rate or Target density 75kg/ha
Sow date 31 May 2011
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 2

At seeding: MAPSZC @ 75 kg/ha, Potash @ 60 kg/ha

Post: Urea @ 40 kg/ha (13 July); Urea @ 40 kg/ha (2 August)


Pre: Sprayseed @ 1.5L/ha

Post: Barracuda @ 850 mL/ha, Alyy @ 4 gm/ha, Hasten @ 10mL/ha, Velocity @ 670mL/ha

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 18, Badgingarra, WA Pale deep sand
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 18, Badgingarra, WA Chromosol
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 18, Badgingarra WA 2011

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 482mm

Derived climate information

Site 18, Badgingarra WA


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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST