Sowing date, HRZ South East (Conmurra), South Australia

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Trent Potter (SARDI)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Conmurra, SA
Sowing date, HRZ South East (Conmurra), South Australia locations
  • To determine optimum sowing dates for maximising yield of new faba and broad bean varieties in high rainfall areas of SA.
Key messages
  • Bean yields at Conmurra were significantly lower in 2011 than in 2010.
  • This trial was located in much shallower soil in 2011 than 2010, and yield was suppressed by dry conditions and several frost events during September and October.
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 DPI NSW
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy
  • Research staff: Jason Brand, Luke Gaynor, Mick Lines, Larn McMurray, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware, Trent Potter, Jason Ellifson, Jennifer Briggs, Justine Ellis, Russel Argall, Gerard O’Connor, Stuart Sherriff, Peter Maynard, John Nairn, Leigh Davis.
  • 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 Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Conmurra 2011

Sow date 16 May 2011 second sowing date 15-6-11
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Other trial notes

The treatments in this research contain unregistered plant growth regulators and herbicides, and application rates and timings, and were undertaken for experimental purposes only. The results within this document do not constitute a recommendatio

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Conmurra, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Conmurra, SA Sodosol
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 Conmurra SA
2011 253.6mm
2010 257.4mm
2009 268.5mm
2008 238.5mm
2007 247.0mm
2006 238.4mm
2005 272.9mm
2004 286.2mm
2003 299.7mm
2002 256.5mm
2001 264.9mm
2000 263.4mm
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.

Conmurra SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

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: 26-06-2018 19:21pm AEST