Pea variety demonstration


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Wes Arnott, Colin Hacking (SFS) and The Wimmera Grains Company
Year(s) 2003
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Gnarwarre, VIC
Pea variety demonstration locations

To assess a number of commercial pulse varieties for yield and standability.

Key messages

There were 2 varieties of peas that both yielded well and had good standability at harvest, namely Excell and Kaspa. If peas are to be grown on raised beds, then both these varieties could be considered because of their standability trait. It is important however to make sure that other agronomic issues such as disease resistance and grain quality are considered along with marketing options, before a final decision on varietal choice is made.

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 Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Demonstration
Trial design Unreplicated

Gnarwarre 2003

Sow date 8 July 2003
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 31m x 1.7m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Kaspa 2.461
2 Excell 2.259
3 Crown 2.211
4 Midichi 1.922
5 Courier 1.913
6 Murta 1.605
7 Primo 1.221

Grain yield t/ha

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



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


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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Trial last modified: 14-11-2019 15:14pm AEST