|Contributor||Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA|
This trial is the second year of the trial series comparing the performance and response of two breeding lines (03198-18, named Kowari, and 06204-16, named Bilby) and two benchmark varieties (Carrolup and Williams) to changes in nitrogen and plant density in medium rainfall environments.
New variety Bilby (breeding line 06204-16) out-yielded Carrolup (by 0.7 t/ha), but did not out-yield Williams , and had lower grain quality than Carrolup in grain quality.
Similar to 2017, a mild finish to the growing season meant all varieties met Oat1 quality specifications, and agronomy had a reduced impact on grain quality.
|Lead research organisation||
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
|Host research organisation||N/A|
|Trial funding source||GRDC DAW00227|
|Trial funding source||DPIRD WA DAW00227|
Tactical Break Crop Agronomy
The author acknowledges the research support of Blakely Paynter, and technical support of Kim Arnold, and the DPIRD Research Support Units at Northam, Wongan Hills and Katanning. The research undertaken as part of this project is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC, the author would like to thank them for their continued support.
|Other trial partners||Not specified|
|Crop type||Cereal: Oats|
|Sow rate or Target density||Not specified|
Small plot air seeder.
|Sow date||15 May 2018|
|Harvest date||22 November 2018|
|Plot size||10 x 1.85m|
|Plot blocking||Not specified|
|Plot randomisation||Not specified|
|Paddock history||Canola stubble.|
Basal fertiliser comprised of CSBP Super CZM which was treated with Uniform (40ml/L) and banded below the seed at 120 kg/ha.
|Soil amelioration||Not specified|
|Seed treatment||Emerge + Vibrance (max label rate), Uniform treatment on fertiliser.|
|Other trial notes||Not specified|
|Rainfall trial gsr (mm)||299mm|
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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