Barley agronomy – deep sowing barley


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Kenton Porker and Rob Wheeler (SARDI)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Barley agronomy – deep sowing barley locations

To demonstrate best management practices that can give barley the best possible start from deeper sowing.

Key messages
  • Barley varieties differ in coleoptile length and their ability to emerge from depth.
  • Care at sowing should be taken when Triadimenol based dressings are used in conjunction with short coleoptile varieties such as Hindmarsh.
  • Choosing a long coleoptile variety, or combining higher seeding rates with a Carboxin based dressing may help counteract some of the plant establishment losses from deeper sowing.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Thanks to GRDC for funding this research, SARDI Clare staff for trial management and the Hart
Field-Site Group for provision of the land and extension of the work.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Method
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2012

Sow date 1 June 2012
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.4m x 10m
Plot replication 3

70kg/ha DAP (18:20) + Zn 2%

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
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



Site 5, Hart SA 2012

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 168mm

Derived climate information

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: 26-07-2018 12:06pm AEST