How effective are new inoculant technologies for the nodulation of grain legumes?


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Trial details

Researcher(s) Dr Matthew Denton (DPI), David Pearce (DPI), Bernadette Carmody (DPI)
Year(s) 2007
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 1, Mininera, VIC
How effective are new inoculant technologies for the nodulation of grain legumes? locations
Not specified
Key messages
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Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Multiple
Treatment type(s)
  • Inoculant: Type
  • Inoculant: Method
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Mininera 2007

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 1.42m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Treatment 1
Nodulation (nodules/plant)
1 Farah (faba bean) Peat slurry coated on seed 31.1
2 Farah (faba bean) EasyRhiz injected by nozzles at 50L/ha into drill rows at sowing 20
3 Farah (faba bean) EasyRhiz applied to seed 26.6
4 Farah (faba bean) Control 0.1
5 Farah (faba bean) Becker Underwood granules sown at 6kg/ha 2.5cm below seed 1.5
6 Farah (faba bean) Becker Underwood granueles sown at 6kg/ha with seed 8.6
7 Farah (faba bean) Alosca bentonite clay granule sown at 10kg/ha with seed 1.5

Nodulation nodules/plant

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 1, Mininera, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 1, Mininera, VIC Sodosol
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 1, Mininera 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.

Trial report and links

2007 trial report

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