Sowing time x variety x plant population, M-HRZ (Wagga Wagga), New South Wales

2010
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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Wagga Wagga, NSW
Sowing time x variety x plant population, M-HRZ (Wagga Wagga), New South Wales locations
Aims
  • To test the yield response of eight chickpea varieties across 4 different sowing times and two
    targeted plant populations in southern NSW.
Key messages
  • Late April - early May has proven to be the optimal time to plant chickpeas in southern
    NSW. This finding has been consistent over a range of seasons (2008 to 2010). Sowing any
    earlier runs the risk of producing excessive dry matter, increases disease risk, increases
    flower abortion and consequently lowers pod set. Sowing later increases drought risk and
    reduces yield potential. The kabuli lines Genesis 079 and Genesis 114 were particularly
    sensitive to sowing delays.
  • PBA Slasher, PBA Hattrick, Genesis 509, CICA0511 and CICA0603 generally yielded
    similarly and equal highest at all sowing dates.
  • Kabuli varieties, particularly Genesis 079 and Genesis 114, yielded well below the desi
    varieties.
  • Seed size largely reflected varietal differences, tended to fall in some varieties (particularly
    the kabuli types) at the last sowing date (16 June) and was unaffected by plant population.
  • The lower plant populations (25 plants/m2) did limit yield by about 9%.
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00113
Trial funding source DPIVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source NSWI&I
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy
Acknowledgments
  • Research staff: Jason Brand, Luke Gaynor, Mick Lines, Larn McMurray, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware, Trent Potter, Peter Matthews, Jason Ellifson, Justine Ellis, Gerard O’Connor, John Furner, Leigh Davis.
  • Co-operating staff: Russel Argall, Jenny Briggs, Jan Edwards, Matt Newell.
  • Industry Collaborators: Michael Materne and Tony Leonforte, Pulse Breeding Australia, DPI – Horsham Victoria; Kristy Hobson, Pulse Breeding Australia, DPI – Tamworth NSW; Jeff Paull, Pulse Breeding Australia, University of Adelaide South Australia; Wayne Hawthorne and Trevor Bray, Pulse Australia.
  • We are grateful for the support we receive from the numerous commercial agronomists and seed commercialising companies.

Other trial partners Pulse Breeding Australia, The University of Adelaide, Pulse Australia
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Method

Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Row spacing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Wagga Wagga 2010

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
Wagga Wagga, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wagga Wagga, NSW Kandosol
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 Wagga Wagga NSW
2010 615.1mm
2009 547.6mm
2008 555.6mm
2007 504.5mm
2006 527.0mm
2005 574.3mm
2004 545.4mm
2003 523.7mm
2002 544.2mm
2001 559.1mm
2000 499.5mm
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.

Wagga Wagga 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: 21-06-2019 13:00pm AEST