Improving farm profits with longer season wheat crops

2018
CC BY 4.0

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Neil Fettell (CWFS)
Helen McMillan (CWFS)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Condobolin, NSW
Rankins Springs, NSW
Improving farm profits with longer season wheat crops locations
Aims

To test the optimum sowing time for long season wheat cultivars uisng three target sowing dates.

Key messages
  • Early sown, long season material did very well in 2018 considering the season (Growing Season Rainfall was one of the lowest on record).
  • More options are available to growers who have the opportunity to sow wheat to coincide with earlier rain and the need to start earlier due to a large cropping program.
  • The trial is planned to run again in 2019 with the aim to test earlier sowing dates than 2018. 
Lead research organisation Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC ,CWF1804-001SAX
Trial funding source DPI NSW
Trial funding source GrainCorp
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

Thanks to Barry Haskins and the team at AgGrow Agronomy for hosting the trial sites and to the farmers and GRDC for their support and contributions to agricultural research in the Central West. 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

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

Condobolin 2018

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Rankins Springs 2018

Sow date 19 April 2018 TOS 1 = 19 April 2018; TOS 2 = 7 May 2018; TOS 3 = 22 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Rankin Springs mean grain yield (t/ha) and protein (%) TOS x variety

@T1: TOS 1 (19-04-2018) @T2: TOS 2 (07-05-2018) @T3: TOS 3 (22-05-2018)
# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%) Protein (%) Grain yield (t/ha) Grain yield (t/ha) Protein (%)
1 Bolac 2.31 12.9 13.5 2.17 1.63 15.3
1 Bolac 1.82 11.3 11.3 2.28 1.39 11.7
1 Bolac 2.47 12.9 13 2.53 1.85 13.3
2 Condo 2.22 12 13.3 2 1.71 13.6
2 Condo 1.92 12.3 12.4 2.24 1.32 14.6
2 Condo 2.2 12.6 13.5 2.2 1.6 14.5
3 DS Bennett 2.23 12.1 13.1 2.57 1.78 12.5
3 DS Bennett 2.24 11.7 12.7 2.15 1.49 14.8
3 DS Bennett 1.98 13.8 14.8 1.72 1.7 14.8
4 DS Pascal 2.35 10.4 11.2 2.57 1.79 11.1
4 DS Pascal 2.09 11.3 11.7 2.42 1.55 11.5
4 DS Pascal 2.04 14.8 14.5 2.06 1.44 16.1
5 Illabo
5 Illabo
5 Illabo
6 Kittyhawk
6 Kittyhawk
6 Kittyhawk
7 Longsword
7 Longsword
7 Longsword
8 LPB14-0392
8 LPB14-0392
8 LPB14-0392
9 RCT Accroc
9 RCT Accroc
9 RCT Accroc
10 Scepter
10 Scepter
10 Scepter
11 Trojan
11 Trojan
11 Trojan
12 Wedgetail
12 Wedgetail
12 Wedgetail

Grain yield t/ha


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Protein %


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Trial results Mean yield of varieties at Condobolin

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Bolac 2.01
2 Condo 2.17
3 DS Bennett 2.01
4 DS Pascal 1.92
5 Illabo 2.09
6 Kittyhawk 1.86
7 Longsword 2.73
8 LPB14-0392 1.94
9 RCT Accroc 1.72
10 Scepter 2.73
11 Trojan 2.44
12 Wedgetail 1.82

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Condobolin, NSW Not specified
Rankins Springs, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Condobolin, NSW Kandosol
Rankins Springs, NSW Kandosol
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 Condobolin NSW Rankins Springs NSW
2018 207.9mm603.3mm
2017 281.9mm604.8mm
2016 283.4mm638.5mm
2015 217.9mm613.9mm
2014 206.0mm587.3mm
2013 206.6mm576.7mm
2012 243.4mm604.8mm
2011 179.2mm622.3mm
2010 185.0mm652.9mm
2009 73.3mm605.3mm
2008 90.9mm590.0mm
2007 80.4mm508.8mm
2006 119.2mm567.9mm
2005 154.3mm608.8mm
2004 155.8mm566.9mm
2003 154.0mm555.5mm
2002 162.4mm508.4mm
2001 230.3mm548.8mm
2000 300.5mm500.6mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Condobolin NSW

Rankins Springs NSW

Condobolin NSW

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Rankins Springs NSW

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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: 28-08-2019 13:54pm AEST