Field peas - disease management, HRZ Rokewood

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Eric Armstrong (SARDI)
Jason Brand (DEDJTR)
Jenny Davidson (DEDJTR)
Sarah Day (DEDJTR)
Jon Evans (NSW DPI)
Luke Gaynor (SARDI)
Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Karl Moore (SARDI)
Amanda Pearce (DEDJTR)
Russell Pumpa (SARDI)
Mark Richards (SARDI)
Keisha Savage (DEDJTR)
Christine Walela (DEDJTR)
Andrew Ware (DEDJTR)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Rokewood, VIC
Field peas - disease management, HRZ Rokewood locations

To investigate the impact of fungicide use to control disease in a range of field pea breeding lines and varieties (focusing on blue peas).

Key messages

Despite the lack of significant disease, grain yields were reduced by 20% (0.54t/ha) in a ‘nil’ treatment compared with a fortnightly fungicide application regime.

Lead research organisation Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source DEDJTRVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source DPI NSW
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy

We sincerely want to thank and acknowledge all co-operators with whom we have worked with throughout the season, who have graciously allowed us to conducted trials on their land.

Technical support: 

  • Jason Ellifson Technical Officer, DEDJTR Horsham
  • Keisha Savage Technical Assistant, DEDJTR Horsham
  • Russel Argall Technical Officer, DEDJTR Horsham
  • Mick Brady Technical Officer, DEDJTR Mildura
  • Chris Davies Technical Assitant, DEDJTR Mildura
  • Henk Venter Technical Officer, Clare, SA
  • Cathy Fisher Technical Officer, Clare, SA
  • Lee Davis Technical Officer, Clare, SA
  • John Nairn Technical Officer, Clare, SA
  • Leigh Davis Technical Officer, Minnipa Ag Centre, SA

Other trial partners Pulse Breeding Australia, The University of Adelaide, Pulse Australia, Southern Farming Systems
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Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Application
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Rokewood 2015

Sowing machinery

36cm row spacing

Sow date 23 April 2015
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

100kg/ha MAP (9.2, 20.2, 0, 2.7) + Zn (2.5)


Mancozeb 800 @ 2kg/ha + chlorothalonil 720 @ 2L/ha fortnightly from 6-8 weeks after emergence (see table below) plus carbendazim (500ml/ha) fortnightly during flowering (Total of 6 applications)

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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
Rokewood, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Rokewood, VIC Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Rokewood VIC
2015 664.7mm
2014 654.5mm
2013 666.6mm
2012 683.5mm
2011 685.7mm
2010 703.8mm
2009 666.3mm
2008 660.8mm
2007 651.2mm
2006 648.2mm
2005 673.0mm
2004 675.4mm
2003 677.8mm
2002 620.7mm
2001 589.0mm
2000 544.8mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
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.

Rokewood VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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 last modified: 25-07-2019 10:29am AEST