District cereal trials and demos

2009

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Bennet (SARDI)
Leigh Davis (SARDI)
Roy Latta (SARDI)
Brian Purdie (SARDI)
Bevan Siviour (farmer)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Elliston, SA
Franklin Harbour, SA
Mt Cooper, SA
District cereal trials and demos locations
Aims

To compare current varieties to ones which are not commonly grown in the district, and to compare varieties in soil types and rainfall regions where National Wheat Variety trials are not conducted.

Key messages
  • Axe and Gladius produced the highest gross income at Franklin Harbour.
  • Correll and Yitpi produced the highest gross income at Mt Cooper.
  • Pugsley and Yitpi produced the highest gross income at Elliston.
  • Flagship and Capstan produced the highest gross income of barley at Mt Cooper.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments

A fantastic effort by the Franklin Harbour group for coordinating the demonstration. Special thanks to Robert Norris, Rodger Story, Isaac Gill, David Franklin, Bevan and Cindy Siviour for their efforts. Thanks to Chris and Amanda Lynch for hosting the Mt Cooper trial. Thanks to Nigel and Debbie May for hosting the Elliston trial. Thanks to Willie Shoobridge, Brenton Spriggs and Ashley Flint for technical assistance.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Elliston 2009

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Franklin Harbour 2009

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Mt Cooper 2009

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
Elliston, SA Not specified
Franklin Harbour, SA Not specified
Mt Cooper, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Elliston, SA Calcarosol
Franklin Harbour, SA Sodosol
Mt Cooper, SA Tenosol
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 Elliston SA Franklin Harbour SA Mt Cooper SA
2009 156.0mm211.7mm196.0mm
2008 127.0mm186.4mm139.3mm
2007 105.8mm179.5mm111.5mm
2006 123.5mm194.1mm144.9mm
2005 128.9mm209.6mm137.4mm
2004 130.0mm185.4mm138.9mm
2003 144.0mm198.2mm149.9mm
2002 120.0mm179.8mm135.7mm
2001 131.6mm214.8mm156.0mm
2000 129.3mm195.8mm157.8mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Elliston SA

Franklin Harbour SA

Mt Cooper SA

Elliston SA

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Franklin Harbour SA

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Mt Cooper SA

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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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: 04-09-2019 09:21am AEST