Pulse observation trial on raised beds

1998 - 1999

Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Bruce Wightman (DNRE)
Year(s) 1998 - 1999
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gnarwarre, VIC
Pulse observation trial on raised beds locations
Aims

To find a reliable high yielding and profitable pulse crop for the "high rainfall, cool climate" zone of southern Victoria and one which suits raised beds.

Key messages
  • Faba beans appear to be the most promising pulse crop for raised beds in the Geelong area. Field peas have been grown for decades in this district and if varieties with improved standability can be found, they should be a second viable pulse. The present semi-leafless varieties offer a crop architecture that is almost suitable for our requirements. 
  • It is suggested that faba beans and field peas be commercially trailed on raised beds in 2000
  • For full discussion and comments from 1999 observations, please see the attached trial report.
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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Method

Crop types Chickpeas
Faba beans
Field peas
Lentils
Narbon beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Type
  • Soil: Preparation
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Gnarwarre 1998 Chickpeas

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Gnarwarre 1998 Faba beans

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Gnarwarre 1998 Field peas

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Gnarwarre 1998 Lentils

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Gnarwarre 1998 Narbon beans

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Gnarwarre 1999 Faba beans

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Gnarwarre 1999 Chickpeas

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Gnarwarre 1999 Field peas

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Gnarwarre 1999 Lentils

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Gnarwarre 1999 Narbon beans

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Download results

Trial results Results from 1999

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Ascot 5.07
2 Icarus 4.07
3 Paravic 3.65
4 Barney 3.18
5 Leopard 3.02
6 Jupiter 2.6

Grain yield t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Gnarwarre, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Gnarwarre, VIC Chromosol
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Gnarwarre VIC

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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.




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