Responsive farming using wheat agronomy

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Roy Latta (SARDI)
Ian Richter (SARDI)
Naomi Scholz (SARDI)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation
Trial location(s) Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA
Responsive farming using wheat agronomy locations

To investigate wheat varieties suitable to adapt to seasonal variability. 

Key messages
  • In 2010 Axe sown 1 July produced a similar grain yield and gross margin to Wyalkatchem sown 11 June. These results continue to show that matching varietyselection with sowing date can help to maximise profits.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source Australian Government
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems

This project is funded by GRDC and the Australian Government's Climate Change Research Program. A GRDC project “Australian  Farm Groups Demonstrating Adaptive Practices to Minimise the Impact of Climate Change on Farm Viability”  which is  managed by the  Birchip Cropping Group and coordinated in South Australia by the  Ag Excellence Alliance and delivered by a range of farming systems groups in SA.

Other trial partners Ag Excellence Alliance
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Minnipa Agricultural Centre 2010

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
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SA Rudosol
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 Minnipa Agricultural Centre SA
2010 355.3mm
2009 367.4mm
2008 310.4mm
2007 330.8mm
2006 342.9mm
2005 316.5mm
2004 323.7mm
2003 305.0mm
2002 305.7mm
2001 303.3mm
2000 332.8mm
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.

Minnipa Agricultural Centre 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: 04-06-2019 15:02pm AEST