Bacterial blight in field pea


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jenny Davidson (SARDI), Tony Leonforte (DPI Vic), Peter Hooper (Hart Field Site Group) and Simon Honner (Cox Rural)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Hart Field Site Group
Trial location(s) Site 5, Hart, SA
Bacterial blight in field pea locations

To report on bacterial blight in field pea.

Key messages

Prevention of bacterial blight (BB):

  • In frost prone areas, sow field pea varieties that have some resistance against BB
  • Use seed that was harvested from a crop that was free of BB
  • Do not apply herbicides to the crop if there is a risk of frost as this can increase the
  • risk of BB

If bacterial blight infects a crop:

  • Do not drive over the paddock as bacteria will spread on wheels of vehicle
  • Harvest the infected pea crop after uninfected crops, to prevent spread of bacteria
  • through the harvester to other pea seed
  • Do not spread stubble or hay from the infected crop to other paddocks as bacteria
  • will survive in the stubble
  • Do not keep pea seed for next years’ crop
  • No sprays or seed dressings can control BB effectively
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation Hart Field Site Group
Trial funding source HFSG members
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Hart Field Site Grou, DPI Victoria and Cox Rural
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Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Type
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Article/commentary
Trial design Not applicable

Hart 2012

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 5, Hart, SA Calcarosol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 5, Hart, 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



Site 5, Hart SA 2012

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 168mm

Derived climate information

Site 5, Hart 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: 08-06-2018 12:29pm AEST