Faba bean crop-topping/desiccation, Yorke Peninsula (Melton), Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna) and South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia

2012
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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Charlton Jeisman (SARDI)
Jeff Paull (University of Adelaide)
Year(s) 2012
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Bool Lagoon, SA
Melton, SA
Yeelanna, SA
Faba bean crop-topping/desiccation, Yorke Peninsula (Melton), Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna) and South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia locations
Aims
  • To determine the correct maturity timing required in faba bean for successful crop topping practice.
Key messages
  • Crop-topping 7-14 days prior to milky dough stage of ryegrass caused significant yield loss at all three sites, and ranged from 24% at Melton to 72% at Bool Lagoon.
  • Crop-topping at the milky dough stage (MDS) of ryegrass caused significant yield loss at only one of the three sites (Bool Lagoon).
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
Acknowledgments
  • Research staff: Jason Brand, Luke Gaynor, Mick Lines, Larn McMurray, Eric Armstrong, Jenny Davidson, Andrew Ware, Trent Potter, Jason Ellifson, Jennifer Briggs, Keisha Savage, Russel Argall, Ashley Purdue, 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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Method

Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type
Trial design

Bool Lagoon 2012

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

Melton 2012

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

Yeelanna 2012

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
Bool Lagoon, SA Not specified
Melton, SA Not specified
Yeelanna, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Bool Lagoon, SA Vertosol
Melton, SA Calcarosol
Yeelanna, SA Tenosol
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 Bool Lagoon SA Melton SA Yeelanna SA
2012 670.9mm530.2mm561.9mm
2011 737.6mm551.2mm588.1mm
2010 701.1mm537.4mm601.1mm
2009 658.8mm468.7mm565.0mm
2008 597.9mm473.8mm573.1mm
2007 641.5mm520.2mm567.4mm
2006 593.8mm529.9mm601.9mm
2005 585.8mm519.2mm590.0mm
2004 630.8mm483.4mm567.1mm
2003 636.8mm538.0mm585.1mm
2002 589.8mm509.9mm549.7mm
2001 703.2mm554.2mm558.5mm
2000 666.7mm535.2mm566.2mm
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.

Bool Lagoon SA

Melton SA

Yeelanna SA

Bool Lagoon SA

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Melton SA

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Yeelanna SA

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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: 06-08-2019 07:54am AEST