ICC Irrigated Variety Trials
Irrigated Cropping Council Variety Trials
Independent Variety testing under irrigated conditions
The variety trials are comparative crop variety testing with standardised trial management, data generation and collection to provide meaningful results for growers.
Irrigation provides a unique environment that allows high yields to be targeted. However most varieties are developed and tested under dryland conditions.
In order to perform under irrigated conditions, a variety should the following characteristics:
High yield potential
Maturity that matches sowing date and the optimal grain filling period (avoiding frost at flowering but also avoiding high temperatures during grain filling)
High tolerance to crop lodging
Good disease tolerance/rating, although a disease management plan can address some shortfalls
The decision was made to separate the early maturing (or early season) varieties from the main trial, and to sow them at a more appropriate time that suited their maturity.
Variety trials in 2021 include:
Canola – 23 varieties and lines
Barley – 4 varieties
Wheat – 6 varieties and lines
Early Maturity Wheat – 7 varieties
Faba beans – 7 varieties and lines
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The ICC variety trials are supported by Pacific Seeds, Pioneer Seeds, AGT, BASF, Seedforce, AGT, University of Adelaide, NuSeed and SeedNet