Lentil disease management x time of sowing, Maitland and Willamulka, mid North, South Australia

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Eric Armstrong (SARDI)
Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Luke Gaynor (DPI NSW)
Michael Lines (SARDI)
Larn McMurray (DPIVic)
Year(s) 2007
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Maitland, NSW
Willamulka, SA
Lentil disease management x time of sowing, Maitland and Willamulka, mid North, South Australia locations

To maximise production advantages of new lentil varieties through the development of appropriate disease management strategies.

Key messages
  • Dry and hot spring conditions suppressed lentil plant growth at both sites.
  • No foliar diseases occurred at either site and hence there was no response to fungicide treatments.
  • However, variety and sowing time treatments did have an effect on grain yield and quality at both sites.
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, Jim Egan and Jo Crouch - SARDI
  • Peter Matthews and and Ian Menz - DPI NSW

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

  • Michael Materne, Kristy Hobson and Tony Leonforte, PBA, DPI - Horsham.

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

Other trial partners SARDI, DPI NSW
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Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Maitland 2007

Sow date 9 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

MAP+2% zinc @ 90kg/ha drilled with the seed

Willamulka 2007

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser 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
Maitland, NSW Not specified
Willamulka, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Maitland, NSW Tenosol
Willamulka, 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 Willamulka SA
2007 331.6mm240.5mm
2006 265.3mm254.7mm
2005 314.1mm229.9mm
2004 281.2mm224.7mm
2003 273.9mm264.3mm
2002 281.5mm218.9mm
2001 295.0mm262.8mm
2000 303.8mm291.3mm
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

Willamulka SA

Maitland SA

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

Willamulka 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