Chickpea variety trial


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) JanBert Brouwer (VIDA)
Kevin Meredith (VIDA)
Year(s) 1996
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Watchupga East, VIC
Chickpea variety trial locations

To compare yield and agronomic attributes of current and future variety releases of chickpeas.

Key messages
  • The trial results were quite variable.
  • The excellent yields obtained from the current kabuli varieties, Kaniva and Garnet, are noteworthy, but G846.2.6, the new kabuli resease from NSW stands out as the top yeilder.
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 Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Watchupga East 1996

Sow date 14 May 1996
Harvest date 20 December 1996
Plot size 5m x 6m
Plot replication 4
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha) Crop height (cm) 1000 grain weight (g)
1 Amethyst 0.84 54 15.4
2 Desavic 0.9 44 20
3 Dooen 0.9 50 15.6
4 Lasseter 1.05 53 22.9
5 Norwin 0.93 50 15.6
6 Tyson 1.11 44 13.4
7 CTS11308 1.17 47 16.2
8 CTS60543 0.99 46 16.5
9 ICCV88201 1.15 57 19.8
10 ICCV88202 1.02 49 19
11 T1239 0.89 54 22
12 8627P.2 1 52 16.9
13 8613O.5 1.29 51 19.8
14 Garnet 1.18 56 36.1
15 Kaniva 1.28 55 38.2
16 G846.1.2B 1.14 59 44
17 G846.2.3B 0.97 57 43.7
18 G486.2.5 1.37 56 41.5

Grain yield t/ha


1000 grain weight g


Crop height cm

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Watchupga East, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Watchupga East, VIC Calcarosol
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.

Watchupga East VIC

CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Birchip Cropping Group office location

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.