Faba bean herbicide tolerance trial, Cockaleechie, Lower EP, 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) Cockaleechie, SA
Faba bean herbicide tolerance trial, Cockaleechie, Lower EP, South Australia locations
  • To compare the tolerance of faba bean varieties (Nura and Farah) to rates of Spinnaker herbicide, either alone or with Simazine.
  • To determine if Spinnaker effects are influenced by time of sowing.
Key messages
  • Visual observations of Spinnaker causing reduced bean growth were quite spectacular.
  • The recommended maximum rate of Spinnaker (100 g/ha) suppressed growth and final grain yield in both Farah and Nura, and this was further exacerbated at higher rates and later sowing.
  • The results do not show Nura to be more sensitive to Spinnaker than Farah overall, although Nura yields were reduced by Spinnaker at all sowing times, while Farah yields were only reduced at later sowings.
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.


Other trial partners SARDI, DPI NSW
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Herbicide
  • Herbicide: Type
  • Herbicide: Application
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Cockaleechie 2007

Sow date 10 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

115 kg/ha Grain Legume Super


2L/ha Stomp + 2L/ha Sprayseed pre-sowing
1st June 500ml/ha Sencor + 200ml Supracide


Penncozeb 1.5l/ha on 8th August, 21st August, 12th September, 28th September


Fastac Duo (200ml/ha) on 10 Sept & 28 Oct

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Cockaleechie, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Cockaleechie, SA Sodosol
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 Cockaleechie SA
2007 292.7mm
2006 331.1mm
2005 321.5mm
2004 308.5mm
2003 338.9mm
2002 288.9mm
2001 325.4mm
2000 324.1mm
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.

Cockaleechie 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 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: 24-07-2019 14:18pm AEST