Faba bean disease management x time of sowing, Tarlee, 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) Tarlee, SA
Faba bean disease management x time of sowing, Tarlee, mid North, South Australia locations

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

Key messages
  • A low level of rust infection occurred during October and was the only foliar disease affecting bean performance.
  • 7% higher grain yields occurred in the fortnightly sprayed (improved rust control) and single
    cercospora treatment (reasons unclear) compared with the nil treatment.
  • Grain yields decreased by 14% when sowing date was delayed from May 1 to May 18. No
    further yield loss occurred when sowing date was delayed to June 6.
  • Nura was higher yielding than Farah at the mid sowing time and equal at the others, unlike
    in previous trials where Nura has been lower yielding at later sowing dates. Late rainfall events in 2007 were of more benefit to Nura than Farah.
  • Necking (collapsing of top part of bean plant) was greater at the early sowing time. Nura
    had a higher level of necking than Farah sown early, but yields were the same. Similar
    necking and yield occurred between the two varieties when sown late.
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)
  • Fungicide
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked

Tarlee 2007

Sow date 1 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

MAP+2.5% zinc @ 100kg/ha drilled with the seed



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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Tarlee, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Tarlee, SA Chromosol
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 Tarlee SA
2007 545.4mm
2006 567.7mm
2005 581.9mm
2004 530.9mm
2003 536.3mm
2002 515.5mm
2001 544.4mm
2000 519.9mm
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.

Tarlee 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