Canopy management, HRZ South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DEDJTRVic)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Bool Lagoon, SA
Canopy management, HRZ South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia locations
  • To determine the effect of various plant growth regulant (PGR) hormones, herbicides,  fungicides and agronomic practices on canopy architecture and grain yield of faba bean.
Key messages
  • The concept of canopy management for improved disease control, fertiliser use efficiency and grain yield has been well documented in cereals, however limited research has been  onductedc on this concept in pulse crops, including faba beans.
  • While large bean canopies are beneficial from a nitrogen fixation perspective, these often pose a number of problems, such as shading of flowers, poor fungicide penetration, increase disease intensity, increased plant lodging, decreased harvestability and the potential for haying off in seasons with a sharp finish.
Lead research organisation Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00113
Trial funding source DEPIVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source DPI NSW
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy
  • Technical support: Jason Ellifson, Keisha Savage, Russel Argall, Stuart Sherriff, Peter Maynard, John Nairn, Leigh Davis.
  • Industry Collaborators: Matt Rodda and Peter Kennedy, Pulse Breeding Australia, DEDJTR Horsham Victoria; Kristy Hobson, Pulse Breeding Australia, DPI – Tamworth NSW; Jeff Paull, Pulse Breeding Australia, University of Adelaide South Australia; Mary Raynes, 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)
  • Fungicide
  • Growth regulator
  • Herbicide
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Bool Lagoon 2014

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
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Bool Lagoon, SA Vertosol
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
2014 594.4mm
2013 632.6mm
2012 670.9mm
2011 737.6mm
2010 701.1mm
2009 658.8mm
2008 597.9mm
2007 641.5mm
2006 593.8mm
2005 585.8mm
2004 630.8mm
2003 636.8mm
2002 589.8mm
2001 703.2mm
2000 666.7mm
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.

Bool Lagoon 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: 16-06-2019 13:21pm AEST