Gunning Gap and Wirrinya CWFS sites - wheat stripe rust and fungicide control

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Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Ken Motley (NSW Agriculture)
Andrew Rice (CWFS)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Wirrinya, NSW
Gunning Gap and Wirrinya CWFS sites - wheat stripe rust and fungicide control locations

To compare the response of H45 and Bowerbird when treated with a range of fungicide treatments.

Key messages
  • H45 had a significantly higher level of rust infection than Bowerbird at the Wirrinya trial site.
  • The very dry season at Gunning Gap meant little strip rust developed.
  • The fungicide treatments had no significant effect on grain yield, protein, screenings or test weight at Wirrinya and Gunning Gap. However the triazole foliar fungicides were very effective at reducing the level of rust in the trial.
  • Late infections and dry finishes can result in a nil response to fungicides
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Kim & Wendy Muffet, Clem, Gary & Steven Hodges (trial co-operators); Greg Gibson and Tim McNee (technical assistance); Sharon Taylor and Helen Nicol (statistical analysis); Catherine Evans (Editing); Central West Farming Systems, Grain Growers Association and GRDC (funding).

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

Wirrinya 2003

Sow date 8 July 2003
Harvest date 2 December 2003
Plot size 1.7m x 15m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Screenings (%) Test weight (kg/hL)
1 Bowerbird 14.5 2.68 4.8 73.8
2 H45 13.6 2.51 5.5 72.7

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
Wirrinya, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wirrinya, NSW Vertosol
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 Wirrinya NSW
2003 365.9mm
2002 344.9mm
2001 363.2mm
2000 310.0mm
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



Derived climate information

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

Wirrinya NSW


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: 05-05-2018 19:45pm AEST