Chickpeas - Kabuli varieties, LRZ Southern Mallee


Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand, Keshia Savage (DEDJTR), Christine Walela, Sarah Day, Amanda Pearce, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware, Larn McMurray (SARDI), Mark Richards, Eric Armstrong, Luke Gaynor, Karl Moore, Russell Pumpa and Jon Evans (NSW DPI)
Year(s) 2015
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Site 2, Curyo, VIC
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Chickpeas - Kabuli varieties, LRZ Southern Mallee locations
  • To investigate the potential yield and profitability of a range of kabuli chickpea varieties.
  • To investigate optimum disease management strategies across a range of chickpea varieties, differing in ascochyta blight susceptibility.
  • To investigate the impact of delayed sowing on grain yield and quality (compared with varieties in C2).
  • To investigate the opportunity for crop topping in varieties of chickpeas differing in maturity in the central mallee.
Key messages

A new isolate of ascochyta blight was discovered at Curyo in 2015 which has virulence on previously resistant chickpea varieties. Growers are encouraged to closely monitor all chickpea crops in 2016 and use a preventative fungicide strategy to minimise the risk of disease.

Lead research organisation Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source DEDJTRVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00113
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 Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Curyo 2015

Sow rate or Target density 35 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

36cm row spacing

Sow date 1 May 2015
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

80kg/ha MAP (9.2, 20.2, 0, 2.7) + Zn (2.5)

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Trial last modified: 25-07-2019 10:26am AEST