Faba bean variety performance at Westmere


Research organisaton
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jeff Paull and Claudia Gebert
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Southern Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Site 3, Westmere, VIC
Faba bean variety performance at Westmere locations

To test the differences between faba bean varieties.

Key messages
  • Very high yields achieved in faba bean breeding trial in South Western Victoria in 2016
  • New PBA faba bean varieties have higher yields than older varieties
  • A high level of fungal disease developed in 2016 and a proactive fungicide program is required to manage faba beans in high rainfall districts 
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation Southern Farming Systems
Trial funding source GRDC UA00127
Related program N/A

Thankyou to the GRDC for their funding of project UA00127, and SFS staff for trial management. 

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Westmere 2016

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
Site 3, Westmere, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 3, Westmere, 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



Site 3, Westmere VIC 2016

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 520.8mm
Rainfall trial total (mm) 670.2mm

Derived climate information

Site 3, Westmere VIC


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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Trial last modified: 20-10-2019 11:33am AEST