Group B herbicide tolerance, MRZ Mid North (Mallala) and Yorke Peninsula (Arthurton), South Australia

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Year(s) 2011
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Arthurton, SA
Mallala, SA
Group B herbicide tolerance, MRZ Mid North (Mallala) and Yorke Peninsula (Arthurton), South Australia locations
  • To identify levels of tolerance to a range of group B herbicides, as preliminary work for the application of a registration for post-emergent use in this variety.
Key messages
  • PBA Herald XT, together with tolerant breeding lines CIPAL1101 and CIPAL1102, show much
    improved tolerance to a range of group B herbicides compared to Nipper. The tolerant varieties
    showed no yield loss to a number of herbicides, whereas Nipper showed up to 100% yield loss (eg high rate of ‘Imi mix’).
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
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 Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Herbicide
  • Herbicide: Type
  • Herbicide: Rate
Trial type
Trial design

Arthurton 2011

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

Mallala 2011

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
Arthurton, SA Not specified
Mallala, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Arthurton, SA Sodosol
Mallala, 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 Arthurton SA Mallala SA
2011 490.7mm529.8mm
2010 453.9mm501.9mm
2009 404.2mm454.7mm
2008 418.0mm442.5mm
2007 446.6mm488.8mm
2006 446.1mm508.5mm
2005 441.7mm516.2mm
2004 446.5mm507.4mm
2003 463.1mm503.1mm
2002 432.2mm493.3mm
2001 476.5mm502.4mm
2000 467.0mm490.3mm
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.

Arthurton SA

Mallala SA

Arthurton SA


Mallala 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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST