Barley Agronomy in the HRZ - variety specific agronomic package for Planet, Westminster and Maltstar


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Claudia Gebert, SFS
Year(s) 2017
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 1, Westmere, VIC
Barley Agronomy in the HRZ - variety specific agronomic package for Planet, Westminster and Maltstar locations

With limited barley varieties suited to the high rainfall zone, it is important that there are agronomy packages available that suit each variety to maximise production and profitability. This project is helping to build a strong database of knowledge for targeted variety management, which will give advisors and growers confidence to try new varieties as they become available.

Key messages

Early sown Planet with a plant population of 200 pl/m2 was the highest yielding treatment.

Increased plant populations were not shown to significantly increase yields.

Early sowing times showed a significantly higher yield results (p=0.05) however this results could be influenced by frost events.

Lead research organisation Southern Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAN00173
Related program Management of Barley and Barley Cultivars for the Southern Region

Graeme McCrow - host farmer of the Westmere Trial Site.

SFS research and technical staff for trial management and assessments.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Rate
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Westmere 2017

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 1, Westmere, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Westmere, VIC Sodosol
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 1, Westmere VIC


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.