To provide localised data on optimum plant density for 6 different varieties of field peas.
Although there was a very late break to the season, cooler conditions through September and
October maintained good yields.
Yield varied from 0.83 - 2.13t/ha. Yarrum, Kaspa and Parafield were the highest yielding varieties.
There was no significant difference between seeding rates, except for 16 plants/m2 which yielded significantly less than the other seeding rates. There were not enough plants to compensate for yield in the short season.
Lead research organisation
Central West Farming Systems
Host research organisation
These trials were conducted with NSW DPI and CWFS. Sharon Taylor, Jim Presley and Allan L'Estrange (CWFS) provided invaluable technical assistance. The data was analysed by Helen Nicol (NSW DPI). Special thanks to Ian and Jean Kemp for hosting the trial.
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
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.
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