Canola blackleg fungicide trial


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Felicity Turner (MFMG)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Trial location(s) Haines, SA
Canola blackleg fungicide trial locations

To assess the efficacy of foliar, on-seed and on-fertiliser commercially available fungicides on blackleg control in retained stubble systems. 

Key messages
  • Amistar Xtra, Intake Hiload Gold and Prosaro provided effective blackleg control.
  • No significant yield increase from these fungicides
  • Need to consider economics- high cost fungicides arent justified if blackleg risk is low
  • Last year’s work indicates variety selection also a good tool for blackleg control
  • Blackleg is a problem in retained stubbles, fungicides and variety choice are 2 of many tools for blackleg control
Lead research organisation Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC MFM00006
Related program Maintaining profitable farming systems with retained stubble
  • Matthew Lovering for providing and spraying the trial site
  • GRDC funding administered by AgKI
  • Phil Lintern of Agspec (Pod-cealTM)
  • Crop Care, Bayer and Syngenta for donating all fungicides used in trial
  • Andrew Ware (SARDI) for statistical analysis
  • L & C Berry for providing seed for the trial
  • KIPG for testing grain

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Oilseed: Canola
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide: Rate
  • Fungicide: Timing
  • Fungicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Haines 2015

Sow date 26 May 2015
Harvest date 30 November 2015
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Psuedoreplication 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
Haines, SA Sand over clay
Derived trial site soil information
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 Haines SA
2015 256.0mm
2014 286.3mm
2013 297.5mm
2012 276.4mm
2011 330.7mm
2010 315.5mm
2009 292.7mm
2008 264.5mm
2007 253.0mm
2006 297.4mm
2005 282.7mm
2004 284.4mm
2003 314.9mm
2002 286.6mm
2001 306.0mm
2000 308.6mm
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.

Haines 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 report and links

2015 trial report

Trial last modified: 13-01-2023 14:12pm AEST