Foliar disease control in faba beans


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Year(s) 2001
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Site 3, Horsham, VIC
Foliar disease control in faba beans locations

To investigate the effectiveness of applying a range of fungicides, both with and without stickers, at two different application times on two varieties of beans - Fiesta VF and Aquadulce.

Key messages
  • Fungicides are an effective management tool in protecting faba bean crops from grain yield and quality losses caused seasonally by Chocolate Spot and Ascochyta blight.
  • Owing to the late break in the season crop growth rates were low until late September and the canopy remained open minimising the risk of a severe disease infestation.
  • Fungicide treatments did not significantly affect yield (average yield 2.6 t/ha) or grain quality at this site.
  • Seasonal conditions and disease pressures must always be taken into account when making a fungicide decision.


Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A

BCG would like to acknowledge Andrew and Rodney Weidemann for generously donating their time to spray this trial. We also acknowledge Kate McCormick, John Stutchbery and Assoc, for providing valued technical support.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Horsham 2001

Sow date 5 June 2001
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
Site 3, Horsham, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Horsham, 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



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Site 3, Horsham VIC


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.

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