Lifting Barley Productivity In Higher Rainfall Zones

GRDC - Kenton Porker and Courtney Peirce (SARDI, New Variety Agronomy)

Type: Research Paper
Knowledge level: Advanced

Farm Table says:

The authors of this paper note in the conclusion: “There are a number of new high yielding varieties that differ in phenology that growers can exploit to maximise grain yield and quality. This is best achieved by matching variety phenology to sowing time and environment to ensure flowering occurs at the right time to minimise exposure to frost, heat, and moisture stress. Further understanding of the varietal differences in physiology will enable further fine tuning of yield and quality using other management strategies such as sowing date, plant growth regulators, nitrogen, grazing and seeding rate”.   Please access the full paper via the link below if this research interests you.

The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.

Take home messages from the paper include:

  • Higher yields are possible in new barley varieties; Rosalind and RGT Planet in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) with contrasting yield structures.
  • There is opportunity to exploit variation in variety phenology of barley to maximise yields.

2018 - Australia - GRDC - Kenton Porker and Courtney Peirce (SARDI, New Variety Agronomy)
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