Seeding into stubble - Trial 2: the effect of stubble height on lentil growth


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Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Noack and Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 2, Pinery, SA
Seeding into stubble - Trial 2: the effect of stubble height on lentil growth locations

To investigate the effect of full stubble retention compared with other stubble management methods and seeding technologies.

Key messages
  • There were no significant differences in lentil grain yield among stubble treatments.
  • As seen in 2013, stripper and conventional stubble treatments resulted in taller and more erect lentil plants.
Lead research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source SAGIT H0113
Trial funding source Caring for our Country
Related program N/A

The HFSG thank the South Australians Grains Industry Trust (H0113) and Caring For Our County (CLG-1206319-906) for providing funding to support this research. We also thank the grower who assisted with trial seeding, spraying, harvesting and providing land for the lentil trial.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Stubble
  • Stubble: Management
  • Stubble: Height
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Pinery 2014

Sow rate or Target density Jumbo lentils @ 55 kg/ha
Sow date 22 May 2014
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 21.3m x 50.0m
Plot replication 3

N:P:S (13:19:7) + 1% Zn @ 100 kg/ha

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Trial results Table 1

# Treatment 1
Grain yield (t/ha) Establishment plants (plants/m2) Average plant height (cm)
1 Slashed 1.83 74 5.5
2 Baled 1.71 76 4.9
3 Short 1.79 71 5.8
4 Medium 1.79 76 7.8
5 Stripper 1.77 76 9.6

Grain yield t/ha


Average plant height cm


Establishment plants plants/m2

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 2, Pinery, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 2, Pinery, SA Calcarosol
National soil grid Source
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



Site 2, Pinery SA 2014

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 280mm

Derived climate information

Site 2, Pinery SA


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

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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: 06-06-2019 15:23pm AEST