Comparison of commerical standards for the control of sclerotinia in canola

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Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Rick Horbury (Bayer Crop Science)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor West Midlands Group
Trial location(s) Badgingarra, WA
Comparison of commerical standards for the control of sclerotinia in canola locations

1. Compare the efficacy of Aviator Xpro to commercial standards for sclerotinia control.

2. Compare yield and $return on investment/ha ($ROI/ha)

Key messages

Using the highest label rate of either Aviator Xpro or Prosaro in the first application for sclerotinia lowered the level of sclerotinia infection and recorded a higher $ROI/ha in this trial. Increasing the rate of fungicide increases early activity on active disease but will also increase the length of protection from reinfection. 

The use of higher rates under high sclerotinia disease pressure is recommended not only in a single spray application to extend the window of protection but as recorded in this trial it can provide benefits to a two spray strategy. Improvements in length and strength of sclerotinia control from the use of a higher rate in the first application have been recorded across multiple commercial trials conducted by Bayer Crop Science across Australia in the 2016 season.

Lead research organisation Bayer CropScience
Host research organisation West Midlands Group
Trial funding source Bayer
Related program N/A

Thanks to the Scotney family for hosting the site and to Living Farm for the harvest of the trial.

Aviator, Xpro, Prosaro, Poncho, Jockey and Leafshield are registered trademarks of the Bayer Chemical Group.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Badgingarra 2016

Sow rate or Target density 2.3kg/ha
Sowing machinery

Grower's seeder with knife points and press wheels. 

Sow date 20 April 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 2.3m x 15m
Plot replication 3

20/04/16: 120 kg/ha K-till® + 40 L/ha Flexi-N® + 200 mL/ha copper + 200 mL/ha Intake® Hiload


Knockdown:                                7/04/16: 1 L/ha Roundup® Ultramax® + 120 mL/ha alpha cypermethrin + 100 mL/ha oxyfluorfen + 0.1% v/v LI700®


Pre-emergent:                             20/04/16: 1.5 L/ha paraquat + 2.2 L/ha Treflan® + 1.1 kg/ha atrazine + 300 mL/ha chlorpyrifos


Post emergent:                            26/4/16: 0.55 kg/ha atrazine + 80 mL/ha Talstar®

                                                     1/6/16: 0.85 kg/ha atrazine + 80 g/ha Lontrel + 80 mL/ha Alpha Forte® + 500 mL/ha clethodim + 1 % AmSul® + 0.5% Inbound®




Post em fungicide:                          

25% flower:                 12/7/16 14.00-15.00: 12.5˚C, 77% RH, bottom of crop wet

back pack sprayer @ 130 L/ha, 5 km/h, 2 bar with DG110015 nozzles

55% flower:                 10/8/16 13.00-13.40: 15.9˚C, 78.8% RH, bottom of crop wet

back pack sprayer @ 150 L/ha, 4 km/h, 2 bar with DG110015 nozzles

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Badgingarra, WA Loamy gravel
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Badgingarra, WA Chromosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Badgingarra WA
2016 211.2mm
2015 209.7mm
2014 226.8mm
2013 251.5mm
2012 236.0mm
2011 224.8mm
2010 209.6mm
2009 228.5mm
2008 246.8mm
2007 198.9mm
2006 196.0mm
2005 242.6mm
2004 204.2mm
2003 230.9mm
2002 212.7mm
2001 192.5mm
2000 206.7mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Badgingarra WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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.

Trial last modified: 23-07-2019 14:31pm AEST