Nutrition in chickpea 2015 (northern NSW pulse agronomy project)


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Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Andrew Verrell and Leigh Jenkins (NSW DPI)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Site 3, Trangie, NSW
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Nutrition in chickpea 2015 (northern NSW pulse agronomy project) locations

To report on the outcomes of the nutrition experiments across northern NSW.

Key messages
  • Nutrient omission experiment at 7 sites.
  • Take homes messages were that phosphorus was a limiting factor to grain yield in 2015. Zinc was limiting yield at three locations.
  • Iron was a limiting factor on a grey-brown vertosol with a 50 year cropping history.
  • 12 treatments were; Zero nutrients, All nutrients, - N, - P, - K, - Ca, - B, - Cu, - Zn, - Mn, - Mg, - Fe.
  • Application method varied between nutrients. Both P and N were applied at sowing, at 10 kg P/ha as Trifos and 10 kg N/ha as urea, respectively. Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cu and Fe were applied as chelates in a foliar spray. K was applied as Potassium citrate and B as Boron ethanolamine as foliar sprays. N and P applied at sowing, all other nutrients sprayed at mid vegetative stage. PBA HatTrick was sown at all sites at 30 plants/m2.
  • Sites differed in responses.
  • Rowena showed no significant responses to applied nutrients.
  • The Trangie, Edgeroi and Coonamble sites showed yield responses to applied Zn of, 28, 18 and 7%, respectively. Coonamble, Nowley, Moree and North Star had responses to applied P of, 4, 15, 15 and 11%, respectively.
  • Also at the Coonamble site, a grey-brown vertosol which has been cropped since the early 1960s, also showed an 8% yield response to applied Fe.
  • Older cropping country is showing responses to applied P as well as Zn and in one instance Fe.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Department of Agriculture NSW
Trial funding source GRDC DAN00171
Related program More Profit from Crop Nutrition

The research undertaken as part of project DAN00171 is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC. The authors would like to thank them for their continued support. Thanks to Mat Grinter, Michael Nowland and Jayne Jenkins and Scott Richards (all NSW DPI) for their technical assistance in the trial program.

Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Trangie 2016

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

The 12 treatments were; Zero nutrients, All nutrients, - N, - P, - K, - Ca, - B, - Cu, - Zn, - Mn, - Mg, - Fe.

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Trial last modified: 09-10-2019 14:22pm AEST