Forage peas – a potential new break crop option for SA

2013

Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Mick Lines and Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2013
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) , SA
, SA
Forage peas – a potential new break crop option for SA locations
Aims

To assess and compare the biomass accumulation and grain yields of current field pea standards, Kaspa (the predominant grain yield variety in south eastern Australia) and Morgan (a dual purpose field pea variety), as well as several current vetch variety options. 

Key messages
  • Biomass production at Hart in 2013 averaged 4.2 t/ha at the early pod development stage, and 5.0 t/ha at maturity across the trial.
  • Kaspa, Morgan and PBA Coogee have generally shown similar biomass levels at flowering in 2013, although Kaspa has shown higher grain yield.
  • PBA Hayman produced the highest biomass of all the field pea and vetch varieties at the early pod development stage, particularly when sown early.
  • Vetch varieties showed equal or greater biomass to Kaspa, Morgan and PBA Coogee at the early pod development stage, but lower than PBA Hayman.
  • Biomass of field pea varieties at flowering was maximised at higher sowing densities (75 and 100 plants/m2 ), however this resulted in yield loss at some sites.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source SAGIT
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Field peas
Vetch
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Crop: Rotation
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

2013 Field peas

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

2013 Vetch

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

2013 Vetch

Sow rate or Target density Not specified
Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser Not specified

2013 Field peas

Sow rate or Target density Field pea: 50 plants per square metre; vetch: 70 plants per square metre
Sow date 13 May 2013
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 1.75m x 10m
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

MAP (10:22) + 2%Zn @ 90 Kg/ha

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Trial results Tarlee

# Variety
Biomass (t/ha)
1 Kaspa 3.98
2 Morgan 3.81
3 PBA Coogee 3.6
4 Pba Hayman 5.06

Biomass t/ha


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
, SA Not specified
, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
, SA Anthroposol
, SA Chromosol
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

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Climate

SA 2013


Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 303mm

Derived climate information

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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 10:08am AEST