Chickpea variety development


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Trevor Bretag (DPI)
Bruce Holding (DPI)
Bryan Ivess (DPI)
Michael Materne (DPI)
Kevin Meredith (DPI)
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Birchip Cropping Group
Trial location(s) Watchupga East, VIC
Chickpea variety development locations

To discuss chickpea variety development.

Key messages

Chickpea lines (kabuli and desi) with improved ascochyta blight resistance have been commercialised to Australian Agricultural Commodities by the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment. These new varieties will require fewer fungicides applications to manage ascochyta blight disease and reduce risk.

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 Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Watchupga East 2003

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
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 Watchupga East VIC
2003 542.5mm
2002 501.5mm
2001 552.0mm
2000 524.7mm
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.