Comparison of durum varieties

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Noack (Hart Field Site Group)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Comparison of durum varieties locations

To compare the performance of new durum varieties and lines against current industry standards.

Key messages
  • The average grain yield for all durum varieties was 4.08 t/ha and the highest yielding variety was Yawa, closely followed by Tjilkuri.
  • Grain protein levels were low however, test weight values were high and no varieties exceeded 5% screenings at Hart in 2016.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2016

Sow date 10 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.75m x 10m
Plot replication Not specified
  • DAP (18:20) + Zn 2% @ 100 kg/ha
  • UAN (42:0) @ 95 L/ha, 4th July
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Screenings (%) Test weight (kg/hL) Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%)
1 Caparoi 0.7 81.3 3.6 10.6
2 Tamaroi 0.7 80.9 4.01 9.4
3 Saintly 0.6 81.4 3.48 9.7
4 Hyperno 0.3 81.8 4.13 8.2
5 DBA-Aurora 0.7 80.5 4.16 8.6
6 Tjikuri 0.4 81.2 4.47 9
7 Yawa 0.5 80.9 4.72 8.6

Grain yield t/ha


Protein %


Screenings %


Test weight kg/hL

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA 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



Derived climate information

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

Site 5, Hart SA


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: 11-06-2019 12:03pm AEST