Faba bean disease management, Lower Eyre Peninsula (Cockaleechie) and mid North (Riverton), SA

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Eric Armstrong (DPI NSW)
Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2006
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Cockaleechie, SA
Riverton, SA
Faba bean disease management, Lower Eyre Peninsula (Cockaleechie) and mid North (Riverton), SA locations
  • To determine how time of sowing influences fungicide spray requirements in Nura, Farah and Fiesta faba beans.
  • To compare the tolerance of faba bean varieties (Nura, Farah and Fiesta) to Spinnaker herbicide, at early and late sowing.
Key messages
  • The three bean varieties, Farah, Fiesta and Nura, gave similar yields and showed a similar yield response to delayed sowing – i.e. around 1.5 t/ha when sown on May 12, falling to around 0.9 t/ha with a June 7 sowing.
  • Foliar disease levels (ascochyta) were negligible in Farah and Nura at both sowing times, and very low in late sown Fiesta. The slightly higher, but still low, levels of ascochyta in early sown Fiesta were reduced by fungicide sprays, but this did not produce a yield response.
  • Spinnaker herbicide applied at 100 g/ha post-sowing pre-emergence caused no yield depression in any of the varieties at either time of sowing, and showed no effect on total plant height or height to bottom pods at harvest.
  • The extreme dry late winter/spring conditions may have limited responses to fungicide spray regimes and Spinnaker in this trial.
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



Other trial partners SARDI, DPI NSW


Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Cockaleechie 2006

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

Riverton 2006

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Cockaleechie, SA Not specified
Riverton, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Cockaleechie, SA Sodosol
Riverton, 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 Cockaleechie SA Riverton SA
2006 331.1mm352.7mm
2005 321.5mm375.7mm
2004 308.5mm337.8mm
2003 338.9mm340.9mm
2002 288.9mm343.9mm
2001 325.4mm402.6mm
2000 324.1mm406.1mm
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

Riverton SA

Cockaleechie SA

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

Riverton 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