Crown rot varietal screening


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Margaret Evans and Hugh Wallwork (SARDI_
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Wunkar, SA
Crown rot varietal screening locations

To evaluate durum breeding lines and commercial cultivars of bread wheat and durum wheat for resistance and tolerance to crown rot (Fusarium pseudograminearum).

Key messages
  • Durum breeders’ lines Td17/1 and WID902 showed promise of improved resistance/tolerance to crown rot.
  • Hyperno and AGT Katana performed best of the recently released durum wheat and bread wheat cultivars, respectively.
  • Gladius expressed significant crown rot symptoms (but not whiteheads) and may contribute to rapid build up of crown rot inoculum.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAS00099
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Wunkar 2011

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Wunkar, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Wunkar, SA Anthroposol
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.

Wunkar SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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 last modified: 05-06-2019 14:35pm AEST