Barley variety response to grazing and ryegrass


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Martin Lovegrove and Rob Wheeler (SARDI)
Year(s) 2008
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Barley variety response to grazing and ryegrass locations

The trial was designed to compare barley variety grain yield response to grazing in the presence of annual ryegrass.

Key messages
  • Grazing had no grain yield impact for all barley varieties in the trial with Hindmarsh yielding the highest (1.54t/ha).
  • There was no significant difference for dry matter produced between varieties.
  • The presence of annual ryegrass decreased the grain yield of Hindmarsh and Urambie by 20% and 42% respectively, but had no impact on Flagship and Maritime grain yields.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Thanks go to the GRDC for funding the research, SARDI Clare staff for trial management, SARDI Waite staff for quality evaluation and the Hart field site group for provision of the land.

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

Hart 2008

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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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 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: 05-06-2019 13:05pm AEST