Faba beans - canopy management, MRZ Wimmera


Research organisatons
Funding sources

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
Faba beans - canopy management, MRZ Wimmera locations
  • To evaluate the effect of various plant growth regulators (PGRs) on growth and yield of faba beans.
Key messages
  • Several PGRs reduced height, but also caused crop damage and in some cases resulted in significant yield loss. No PGRs resulted in grain yields significantly higher than the ‘nil’ treatment.
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 SARDI
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Growth regulator
  • Growth regulator: Type
  • Growth regulator: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Rupanyup 2016

Sow rate or Target density 20 plants/m2
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: 05-07-2019 13:21pm AEST