Eric Armstrong (SARDI) Jason Brand (DPIVic) Luke Gaynor (DPI NSW) Michael Lines (SARDI) Larn McMurray (DPIVic)
Southern Pulse Agronomy
To maximise production advantages of new faba bean varieties through the development of appropriate disease management strategies.
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
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Trial funding source
Southern Pulse Agronomy
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.
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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.
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