Sowing time x disease management, MRZ Yorke Peninsula (Paskeville), South Australia

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Year(s) 2010
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Paskeville, SA
Sowing time x disease management, MRZ Yorke Peninsula (Paskeville), South Australia locations
  • To maximise yield of new lentil varieties through the identification of optimum sowing dates and
    disease management strategies.
Key messages
  • Safe application of PSPE herbicides in lentils (metribuzin in this situation) is very reliant on seasonal conditions around the time of sowing. Whilst yield potential is maximised by earlier
    sowing there is increased risk of crop injury from herbicides.
  • Winter and spring seasonal conditions were favourable for lentil production in 2010, and lentil
    yield averaged 3.9t/ha across all varieties.
  • There was no sowing date response for grain yield at this site in 2010. There was only low to
    moderate levels of disease and so earlier sown lentils were not penalised by disease, and later
    sown lentils were able to capitalise on the late rain.
  • Grain weight was equal or higher at the later sowing date for all varieties except Boomer.
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source DPIVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00113
Trial funding source NSWI&I
Related program 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
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Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Paskeville 2010

Sow date 21 May 2010
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
Paskeville, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Paskeville, SA Calcarosol
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 Paskeville SA
2010 500.7mm
2009 424.8mm
2008 424.3mm
2007 479.3mm
2006 497.5mm
2005 474.6mm
2004 442.8mm
2003 487.1mm
2002 468.8mm
2001 500.6mm
2000 499.0mm
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



Derived climate information

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

Paskeville 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 15:13pm AEST