Tottenham - field pea varietal yield and sowing rate trial

2005
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Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Nathan Border (NSW DPI)
Year(s) 2005
Contributor Central West Farming Systems
Trial location(s) Tottenham, NSW
Tottenham - field pea varietal yield and sowing rate trial locations
Aims

To provide localised data on optimum plant density for 6 different varieties of field peas.

Key messages
  • Although there was a very late break to the season, cooler conditions through September and October maintained good yields.
  • Yield varied from 1.46 - 2.56t/ha. Yarrum, Kaspa and Excell 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 N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

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 David and Pam Fishpool for hosting the trial.


Other trial partners NSW DPI
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Method

Crop type Wheat
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Rate
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Tottenham 2005

Sow date 17 June 2005
Harvest date 18 November 2005
Plot size 2m x 15m
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial results Table 1

# Variety
Plant density (plants/m2) Grain yield (t/ha)
1 Excell 16 1.46
2 Excell 32 1.99
3 Excell 48 2.25
4 Excell 64 2.52
5 Excell 80 2.41
6 Kaspa 16 1.94
7 Kaspa 32 2.26
8 Kaspa 48 2.33
9 Kaspa 64 2.56
10 Kaspa 80 2.12
11 Moonlight 16 1.54
12 Moonlight 32 1.76
13 Moonlight 48 1.84
14 Moonlight 64 2.15
15 Moonlight 80 2.15
16 Morgan 16 2.03
17 Morgan 32 2
18 Morgan 48 1.94
19 Morgan 64 1.7
20 Morgan 80 1.65
21 Parafield 16 2.14
22 Parafield 32 1.87
23 Parafield 48 2.1
24 Parafield 64 1.81
25 Parafield 80 1.93
26 Yarrum 16 2.26
27 Yarrum 32 2.47
28 Yarrum 48 2.25
29 Yarrum 64 2.19
30 Yarrum 80 2.37

Grain yield t/ha


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Plant density plants/m2


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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Tottenham, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Tottenham, NSW Vertosol
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 Tottenham NSW
2005 599.9mm
2004 602.9mm
2003 554.5mm
2002 530.9mm
2001 528.4mm
2000 514.1mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Tottenham NSW

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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: 05-05-2018 15:36pm AEST