Brown manuring - evaluation of new pulse varieties in a brown manure system and their role in a crop sequence- Wagga Wagga NSW
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To compare three time of sowing dates across five newly released and commercial varieties of field peas, lupins and vetch and evaluate their contribution to soil nitrogen and the benefits to the following wheat crop.
If early sowing, Morava vetch is the best choice for brown manuring, particularly if brown manuring for early weed control is the objective since early desiccation will preclude any persistence of hard-seeded vetch into subsequent crops. Field peas are the preferred option for later (mid May) sowing for either brown manuring or crop topping
TOS 1 field peas had disease problems in early winter reducing biomass.
Lead research organisation
Department of Primary Industries VIC
Host research organisation
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Southern Pulse Agronomy
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
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.
Wagga Wagga NSW
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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