Field peas - breeding lines and historic varieties, MRZ Wimmera


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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 1, Rupanyup, VIC
Related trials
Field peas - breeding lines and historic varieties, MRZ Wimmera locations
  • To compare the growth, grain yield, quality and gross margins of field pea breeding lines and current and historic varieties.
Key messages
  • The breeding lines OZP1101 and OZP1305 were consistently high yielding in the wet season of 2016, with grain yield higher than or similar to the highest yielding released variety PBA Oura. The blue pea OZ1308 also showed excellent yields at the medium and low rainfall zone sites. P-Pickel T phytotoxicity appeared to affect early crop growth of the breeding lines and varieties and requires further investigation.
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
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)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Rupanyup 2016

Sow rate or Target density 40 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

36cm row spacing

Sow date 15 May 2016
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

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

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Trial last modified: 25-07-2019 10:41am AEST