To test the yield response of eight chickpea varieties across 3 different sowing times and two
targeted plant populations in southern NSW.
Early to late May was optimum for planting chickpeas at Yenda in 2010. This season was
one of the most favourable experienced for many years. However, during a normal season in this lower rain zone, greater moisture and heat stresses will occur, later sowings will be
more exposed to climate stress and yields will be lower. These findings support conclusions
from the Wagga Time of Sowing trial reported above - late April to early May is the optimal
window to plant chickpeas in southern NSW. In the drier Yenda environment (compared to
Wagga), sowings should be targeted more towards the first half of this window.
PBA Slasher, CICA0603 and Genesis 509 (all desi types) were the best varieties especially
when sown in May and June. Genesis 090 and Genesis 079 (kabuli) performed well at the
May planting only.
Plant population had little or no affect on yield or seed size.
Lead research organisation
Department of Primary Industries VIC
Host research organisation
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Southern Pulse Agronomy
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
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
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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