Field peas - Ascochyta blight, LRZ Upper Eyre Peninsula


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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand and Tibebu Nigussie (DEDJTR), Christine Walela, Sarah Day, Amanda Pearce, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware and Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Site 9, Minnipa, SA
Related trials
Field peas - Ascochyta blight, LRZ Upper Eyre Peninsula locations
  • The current trials aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a range of unregistered foliar fungicides, including new actives, which have previously shown improved levels of disease control and yield benefit over the current industry practice.
Key messages
  • The recommended field pea industry practice of P-Pickel T® (PPT) seed treatment and 2 foliar fungicides of Mancozeb (Manc.Std) failed to significantly reduce disease infection levels or increase grain yield over untreated control treatments under high blackspot disease pressure in 2016.
  • Early disease control applications (four weeks after sowing) were important for reducing initial blackspot infection levels at Minnipa, conversely later spring applications were important at the higher rainfall site of Hart.
  • Over two consecutive years, a yield benefit of at least 15% has been obtained from application of new experimental fungicide actives over the current industry practice treatment of two foliar sprays of Mancozeb.
  • Further research is required to understand the interaction in efficacy between fungicides and timing of disease infection, together with the drivers of ascochyta blight onset and progression in different field pea growing environments.
Lead research organisation Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00150
Trial funding source DEDJTRVic
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy

We are grateful for the support we receive from the numerous commercial agronomists and seed commercialising companies.

Technical Support :

  • Jason Ellifson, Russel Argall, Ash Purdue, Mick Brady, Chris Davies (DEDJTR), Henk Venter, Cathy Fisher, Lee Davis, John Nairn (Clare, SA) and Leigh Davis (Minnipa Ag Centre, SA)

Industry Collaborators :

  • Matt Rodda, Garry Rosewarne and Helen Richardson (DEDJTR), Kristy Hobson (DPI NSW), Jeff Paull (University of Adelaide), Jenny Davidson, Rohan Kimber, (SARDI), Ashley Wallace (Regional Research Agronomist Program) and Southern Farming Systems for managing trials in SW Vic.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
  • Fungicide: Application
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Minnipa 2016

Sow date 6 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Other trial notes

Some of the pesticide treatments in this research contain unregistered fungicides, application rates and timings and were undertaken for experimental purposes only. The results within this document do not constitute a recommendation for that part

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Trial last modified: 26-06-2018 09:21am AEST