Faba bean variety development


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Trevor Bretag (DPI)
Michael Materne (DPI)
Mary Raynes (DPI)
Year(s) 2002
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Horsham, VIC
Faba bean variety development locations

To investigate new faba bean varieties.

Key messages

Fiesta VF is a reliable faba bean variety suitable for most areas of Victoria. Fiord, Barkool and Ascot are also good varieties for short season environments of Victoria. Ascot produces high quality grain but yields less than Fiesta VF. The later flowering variety Manafest, which is moderately resistant to chocolate spot but is susceptible to ascochyta blight, yields best in the high rainfall areas of south west Victoria.

Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC),
Alan Bedggood and VIDA crop evaluation unit staff.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Horsham 2002

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
Horsham, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Horsham, VIC Vertosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Horsham VIC
2002 447.0mm
2001 522.9mm
2000 628.5mm
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.

Horsham VIC


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.