Field pea crop-topping, MRZ Yorke Peninsula (Melton), South Australia

2014
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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DEDJTRVic)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Melton, SA
Field pea crop-topping, MRZ Yorke Peninsula (Melton), South Australia locations
Aims
  • To assess the agronomic practice of ‘crop topping’ at multiple application timings on grain yield and grain weight of field pea varieties varying in plant maturity.
Key messages
  • All varieties showed similar levels of yield loss from crop topping two weeks prior to the recommended timing (rye grass milk dough stage) and no yield loss at the recommended timing under dry finishing conditions in 2014 and therefore no one variety was more or less suited to this agronomic practice.
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
Acknowledgments
  • 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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Method

Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Melton 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
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Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Melton, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Melton, 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 Melton SA
2014 527.7mm
2013 528.8mm
2012 530.2mm
2011 551.2mm
2010 537.4mm
2009 468.7mm
2008 473.8mm
2007 520.2mm
2006 529.9mm
2005 519.2mm
2004 483.4mm
2003 538.0mm
2002 509.9mm
2001 554.2mm
2000 535.2mm
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.

Melton 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: 16-06-2019 14:07pm AEST