Roy Latta (SARDI)
Cathy Paterson (SARDI)
|Contributor||SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre|
To provide data to assist in decision making of using a cereal for grazing, hay and/or grain based on seasonal conditions, while knowing the relative multipurpose performance of the cereal options.
|Lead research organisation||
SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC UA00117|
Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Thanks to Alison Frischke for setting up this trial. We gratefully acknowledge the help of Wade Shepperd, Kay Brace and Cilla King for technical assistance during the year. A big thankyou also to Michael Bennet, Brenton Spriggs and Mandy Cook for their help harvesting the trial.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Sow rate or Target density||180 seeds/m2 target|
n paddock North 6 on Minnipa Agricultural Centre eight cereal varieties (Table 1) were sown at 3 times, 16 March (8 days after 38 mm of rain) germination was highly variable, 24 April (following 16 mm over 4 days) and 26 May (following a 30 mm event) at seeding rates calculated to achieve 180 seeds/m2 (Table 1). Plots were 12 x 1.5 m and replicated 4 times. DAP @ 60 kg/ha was applied at seeding, no further fertiliser and no weed control was applied.
|Sow date||16 March 2009 eight cereal varieties (Table 1) were sown at 3 times, 16 March (8 days after 38 mm of rain) germina|
|Harvest date||Not specified|
|Plot size||12m x 1.5m|
DAP @ 60 kg/ha was applied at seeding,
|Rainfall avg ann (mm)||325mm|
|Rainfall avg gsr (mm)||242mm|
|Rainfall trial total (mm)||421mm|
|Rainfall trial gsr (mm)||333mm|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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