Lentil disease management x time of sowing, Paskeville and Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, SA

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Luke Gaynor (IINSW)
Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Maitland, NSW
Paskeville, SA
Lentil disease management x time of sowing, Paskeville and Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, SA locations

To report on lentil disease management x time of sowing, Paskeville and Maitland, Yorke Peninsula, SA

Key messages
  • Early sown lentils consistently out-yielding those sown later, as the heat wave event in early
    November compromised yield of late sown lentil crops by terminating seed fill prematurely.
  • The 2009 data was inconclusive in determining whether foliar fungicides for BGM control
    can be delayed until after the canopy closure stage in situations where conditions are not
    conducive for disease development at canopy closure (ie less than 10oC at night and 18oC
    during the day).
  • The rapid finish to the season favoured early maturing varieties PBAFlash and CIPAL610 at
    both sites, averaging 5-32% above site means across sowing dates.
  • Canopy closure sprays with follow up sprays dependent upon disease observation were
    successful in reducing BGM in all varieties tested at Paskeville, even at the early sowing
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries VIC
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Trial funding source DPIVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Trial funding source DPI NSW
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy

Key contributors:
The authors wish to thank the contributions of the following people to this project:

  • Russel Argall, Jason Ellifson and Justine Ellis, DPI – Horsham
  • Jenny Davidson, SARDI
  • Peter Matthews and Eric Armstrong, II NSW

The authors wish to acknowledge the support and assistance of the following people:

  • Michael Materne, Kristy Hobson and Tony Leonforte, PBA, DPI – Horsham.
  • Jeff Paull, PBA, Uni of Adelaide.
  • Ian Menz, II NSW

The assistance of Mark Bennie, John Nairn, Peter Maynard and Rowan Steele, SARDI Clare, with
trial management is gratefully acknowledged.

Other trial partners SARDI, The University of Adelaide, DPI NSW
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Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Application
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Maitland 2009

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

Paskeville 2009

Sow date 7 May 2009
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

MAP + Zn @ 90kg/ha at sowing

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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
Maitland, NSW Not specified
Paskeville, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Maitland, NSW Tenosol
Paskeville, 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 Maitland NSW Paskeville SA
2009 299.7mm424.8mm
2008 376.1mm424.3mm
2007 331.6mm479.3mm
2006 265.3mm497.5mm
2005 314.1mm474.6mm
2004 281.2mm442.8mm
2003 273.9mm487.1mm
2002 281.5mm468.8mm
2001 295.0mm500.6mm
2000 303.8mm499.0mm
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.

Maitland SA

Paskeville SA

Maitland SA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Paskeville SA


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