Lentil and chickpea fungicide evaluation for ascochyta blight

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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Noack (HFS)
Year(s) 2017
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Lentil and chickpea fungicide evaluation for ascochyta blight locations

To evaluate the effectiveness of current and new fungicides in reducing ascochyta blight infection and maintaining grain yield and quality in lentils and chickpeas.

Key messages
  • Growers and advisers should be vigilant in applying protective fungicide sprays in chickpea and lentil crops for ascochyta blight.
  • Many current and minor use permit fungicides trialed at Hart in 2017 provided good preventative control (less than 10% of plants infected) for ascochyta blight including; chlorothalonil, Aviator Xpro, Cabrio and Captan.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Related program N/A

The Hart Field-Site Group would like to thank researchers Jenny Davidson and Rohan Kimber for their assistance with fungicide treatment selection and trial methodology.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop types Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Hart 2017 Lentils

Sow date 9 May 2017
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.75m x 10m
Plot replication Not specified

MAP (10:22) @ 75 kg/ha at seeding

Hart 2017 Chickpeas

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified
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Trial results Lentils

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Cost ($/ha)
1 Untreated control 2 0
2 PPT + ***Fortnightly chlorothalonil @ 2.0 L/ha 2 255
3 PPT + Chlorothalonil @ 1.0 L/ha 1.9 31
4 PPT + Mancozeb 750 @ 2.0 kg /ha 2.1 39
5 PPT + Amistar Xtra @ 600 mL/ha 2.2 45
6 PPT + Prosaro @ 600 mL/ha 2.1 91
7 PPT + Captan 900 @ 1.1 kg/ha 2 32
8 PPT + Veritas @ 750 mL/ha 2.4 41
9 PPT + Aviator XPro @ 600 mL/ha 2.2 69
10 PPT + Veritas @ 750 mL/ha + Mancozeb @ 1 kg/ha 11 2.2 59

Grain yield t/ha


Cost $/ha

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, SA Chromosol
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 Site 5, Hart SA
2017 650.0mm
2016 659.9mm
2015 597.6mm
2014 638.6mm
2013 622.8mm
2012 654.6mm
2011 683.8mm
2010 686.7mm
2009 669.9mm
2008 633.9mm
2007 649.9mm
2006 651.2mm
2005 675.4mm
2004 633.0mm
2003 652.2mm
2002 649.4mm
2001 674.5mm
2000 625.6mm
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.

Site 5, Hart SA


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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: 09-12-2019 19:14pm AEST