VIDA advanced chickpea varieties


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Trevor Bretag (VIDA)
JanBert Brouwer (VIDA)
Michael Materne (VIDA)
Tim Mellington (VIDA)
Kevin Meredith (VIDA)
Year(s) 2000
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Watchupga East, VIC
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To determine the suitability of ascochyta blight resistant entries in Victorian advanced testing for release as varieties.

Key messages
  • Returns from the production of ascochyta blight susceptible desi chickpeas in Victoria become more attractive when fungicides are applied less often. But risk of crop failure greatly increases with this practice.
  • Howzat is less susceptible to ascochyta blight than current varieties and may allow good returns from a desi crop when disease pressure is low or when a limited number of fungicide applications are used.
  • In the southern Wimmera ascochyta blight susceptible kabulis are still profitable, even with intensive fungicide regimes.
  • Varieties with effective resistance to this disease will reduce the risk of crop loss and the costs of fungicides will be available within five years.
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 2000

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 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
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.