Croptopping, faba beans, South Australia

2007
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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) Turretfield, SA
Croptopping, faba beans, South Australia locations
Aims

To determine the correct maturity timing required in faba beans for successful crop topping practice.

Key messages
  • Dry and hot spring conditions led to poor pod set and early senescence of faba bean varieties in 2007. Grain yields of earlier maturing varieties were higher than those of later maturing types.
  • There was no significant interaction between crop topping timing treatment and variety
    performance for grain yield as late varieties were lower yielding in all treatments, including
    the nil treatment due to the dry seasonal conditions.
  • Generally earlier maturing varieties incurred lower levels of grain yield loss than later
    maturing varieties when crop topped at the appropriate stage for effective ryegrass control.
    However this difference was not significant in the 2007 trial.
  • The concept trial methodology for evaluating relative yield loss due to various crop timings
    was found to be sound and will be repeated in 2008, although trial layout changes will be
    made to improve spraying logistics. A very early timing treatment will be added to assess
    the extremes of yield loss potential in all varieties and detailed flowering and maturity
    scores will be taken. Field pea, lentil and chickpea varieties will also be evaluated.
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
Acknowledgments

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


Acknowledgements:
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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Method

Crop types Chickpeas
Field peas
Lentils
Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop
  • Crop: Protection
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Turretfield 2007 Chickpeas

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

Turretfield 2007 Field peas

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

Turretfield 2007 Lentils

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

Turretfield 2007 Faba beans

Sow date 18 May 2007
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

DAP @ 80 kg/ha pre, MAP @ 48kg/ha drilled with the seed.

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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
Turretfield, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Turretfield, 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 Turretfield SA
2007
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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

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Turretfield SA

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