2012 Syngenta Barley Crop Enhancement Trial

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Sabeeny
Contact email Jason.sabeeney@syngenta.com
Contact phone 0408 082894
Year(s) 2012
Contributor MacKillop Farm Management Group
Trial location(s) Conmurra, SA
2012 Syngenta Barley Crop Enhancement  Trial locations

To assess the crop enhancement effects of Moddus Evo and Amistar Xtra when used in combination. Whilst Moddus Evo is a PGR that is pending registration for anti-lodging and Amistar Xtra is a superior fungicide both these products have been shown to individually contribute to yield increases beyond anti lodging and disease control respectively. In addition trial work has previously shown the combination of these two products to be synergistic with respect to the crop enhancement affect. The aim of this trial was to explore these affects in more detail.

Key messages
  • A strong trend was evident in this trial indicating that the new plant growth regulator Moddus Evo when used in combination with Amistar Xtra gave positive yield results. These results where beyond what could be attributed to antilodging with Moddus Evo and disease control with Amistar Xtra
  • The addition of tank mix partners where not seen to be antagonistic to the results and in fact also trended positively however Syngenta recommends not mixing Flexi N or phenxy herbicides with Moddus Evo. The herbicide mix’s greater yields may have been linked to improved weed control.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

Syngenta would like to thank the MacKillop Farm Management Group for their co-operation in setting up and managing this trial.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Cereal (Grain): Barley
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide: Type
  • Growth regulator: Rate
  • Herbicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Conmurra 2012

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date 28 December 2012
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
Conmurra, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Conmurra, SA Sodosol
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 Conmurra SA
2012 228.7mm
2011 274.1mm
2010 257.3mm
2009 224.1mm
2008 209.9mm
2007 248.1mm
2006 254.8mm
2005 268.9mm
2004 313.3mm
2003 361.2mm
2002 392.1mm
2001 505.7mm
2000 591.0mm
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.

Conmurra SA


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 report and links

2012 trial report

Trial last modified: 23-11-2021 12:57pm AEST