Yield loss of barley and wheat varieties to Fusarium crown rot

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Daniel Hüberli (DAFWA)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) Wongan Hills, WA
Yield loss of barley and wheat varieties to Fusarium crown rot locations

To evaluate the relative yield loss (tolerance) of commonly grown and newly released wheat and barley varieties to Fusarium crown rot.

Key messages
  • Yield loss to crown rot varied significantly among wheat and barley varieties ranging from 0.4 to 1.1 t/ha for wheat and 0.5 to 1.8 t/ha for barley.
  • An understanding of the crown rot disease history of a paddock and choosing varieties with appropriate disease resistance ranking can improve crop yield substantially.


Lead research organisation Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAN00175
Related program N/A

Technical support from Miriam Connor and Kris Gadja. DAFWA Research Support Units at Wongan Hills seeded, managed and harvested trials. Funding from GRDC project DAN00175 “National crown rot epidemiology and management program”.

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

Wongan Hills 2015 Wheat

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
Fungicide Not specified

Wongan Hills 2015 Barley

Sow rate or Target density 75 kg/ha
Sow date 20 May 2015 20 May 2015
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 1.8m
Plot replication 4

20/05/2015: 80 kg/ha Macropro Plus

01/07/2015: 50 kg/ha urea


20/05/2015: 1.5 L/ha Treflan, 2 L/ha Spray.Seed 250, 2.5 L/ha Boxer Gold

23/06/2015: 670 mL/ha Velocity


13/08/2015: 300 mL/ha Amistar Xtra

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Wongan Hills, WA 0 - 30cm 4.70 0.02
Wongan Hills, WA 30 - 60cm 5.50 0.02
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Wongan Hills, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wongan Hills, WA Kandosol
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 Wongan Hills WA
2015 173.3mm
2014 147.7mm
2013 193.2mm
2012 191.1mm
2011 172.5mm
2010 146.8mm
2009 183.7mm
2008 202.7mm
2007 163.7mm
2006 176.1mm
2005 164.6mm
2004 182.2mm
2003 192.8mm
2002 134.6mm
2001 139.2mm
2000 207.0mm
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



Wongan Hills WA 2015

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 294mm

Derived climate information

Wongan Hills WA


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.

Trial last modified: 11-12-2019 10:42am AEST