Responsive farming using wheat agronomy

2009

Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Roy Latta (SARDI)
Cathy Paterson (SARDI)
Wade Shepperd (SARDI)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Responsive farming using wheat agronomy locations
Aims

To see how the commonly grown varieties with a range of maturities respond to seasonal conditions, soil type and sowing time, i.e. to evaluate how they can best fit into the farming system.

Key messages
  • The early to mid season varieties Wyalkatchem and Mace performed well if sown early, while Axe performed well against the other varieties if sown later, facing a shorter growing season.
  • Matching wheat variety selection with sowing date and soil type can help to maximise returns.
Lead research organisation SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC UA00107
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments

We thank GRDC for funding this work, Amanda Cook, Brenton Spriggs, Cilla King, Kay Brace and Trent Brace for their help during the
year with sampling and harvesting the trial. Thanks to Alison Frischke for setting up the trial.


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

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

Minnipa 2009

Sow date 4 May 2009 4 May, 26 May and 18 June 2009
Harvest date 5 November 2009 5-6 November, 16 November and 25 November for TOS 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Plot size 9m x 1.48m
Plot replication 3
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Minnipa, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
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 SA
2009 391.3mm
2008 330.4mm
2007 331.2mm
2006 334.5mm
2005 288.0mm
2004 296.1mm
2003 293.2mm
2002 283.3mm
2001 343.9mm
2000 389.0mm
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

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Climate

Minnipa SA 2009


Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 325mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 242mm
Rainfall trial total (mm) 421mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 333mm

Derived climate information

Minnipa 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: 23-07-2019 11:37am AEST