Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Melissa Welsh (Living Farm)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor West Midlands Group
Trial location(s) Site 2, Moora, WA
GRDC oat NVT locations

To independently assess the potential for current, newly released and varieties close to commercial release in various locations and environments.

Key messages

This trial was sown into warm and moist soil on the 9th May, providing excellent conditions for establishment. The rainfall received was excellent (572mm GSR) and was consistent throughout the growing season, setting the trial up for a high yield potential.

Top 3 Varieties

Bannister was the highest yielding variety in this trial at 5.73t/ha. It is a mid-season maturing variety so the sowing window was ideal for this variety. It is a milling quality variety which shows a 15% yield gain over Carrolup. It is susceptible to Septoria so ideally suited to lower rainfall areas where disease pressure is less.

Wandering performed well but was 0.3t/ha behind that of Bannister. It is a feed variety that has gained good market acceptance for export into the horse racing industry. It is also susceptible to Septoria so again better suited to lower rainfall areas or can be managed by the use of fungicides.

Kojonup is a mid-season milling variety that has consistently shown to be better adapted to medium and high rainfall zones. Kojonup has performed well in this trial this year however in previous years at this site it has been well behind Bannister and Wandering for yield. It is also susceptible to septoria.

Lead research organisation Living Farm
Host research organisation West Midlands Group
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Living Farm and GRDC 

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Oats
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Moora 2016

Sow rate or Target density 60kg/ha
Sowing machinery

Small plot seeder (row spacing 25.4cm)

Sow date 9 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.52m x 10m
Plot replication 3

At seeding: Gusto Gold 100kg/ha + Urea 50kg/ha

Post- em: Flexi-N 60L 25/07/16


Pre-emergent: Diuron 250g/ha + Dual Gold 500ml/ha + Sprayseed 2L/ha + Talstar 200ml/ha + Lorsban 500ml/ha 9/05/16

Post-emergent: Precept 1L/ha 22/06/16


Prosaro 150ml/ha 22/06/16

Prosaro 150ml/ha 25/07/16   

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Moora, WA Brown grey sand to yellow brown at depth
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Moora, WA Tenosol
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 2, Moora WA 2016

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 572mm

Derived climate information

Site 2, Moora 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: 04-09-2017 09:55am AEST