Evaluation of lentil varieties


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Michael Materne, Krista Bolwell, Steven Barnes (VIDA) and Tony Fay (Ag Vic)
Year(s) 1995
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 1, Birchip, VIC
Evaluation of lentil varieties locations
  • To assess the potential of lentils on light sandy soils in the Birchip area.
  • To compare the grain yield of commercial lentil varieties at Birchip.
  • To assess the effect of sowing time on grain yield.
Key messages

Results from these trials indicate that lentils can be grown successfully on the lighter soils of the Birchip area. However, 1995 was a favourable year for lentil produciton and results should be noted with some caution.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Pulse: Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown
Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sowing machinery Not specified
Sow date 15 June 1995
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Plot blocking Not specified
Plot randomisation Not specified
Paddock history Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
Herbicide Not specified
Insecticide Not specified
Fungicide Not specified
Pesticide Not specified
Soil amelioration Not specified
Seed treatment Not specified
Inoculant Not specified
Tillage Not specified
Other trial notes 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
Site 1, Birchip, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Birchip, VIC Vertosol
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



Site 1, Birchip VIC 1995

Derived climate information
CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location
BOM Data source BIRCHIP CROPPING GROUP [15687] 4km proximity to trial site location


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.