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.
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
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
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
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.
Bool Lagoon SA
NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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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