Field pea row spacing trials

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Eric Armstrong (DPI NSW)
Jason Brand (DPIVic)
Clare Davidson (SARDI)
Jenny Davidson (SARDI)
Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Year(s) 2005
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Wagga Wagga, NSW
Yenda, NSW
Field pea row spacing trials locations
  • To look at the yield responses of different field pea plant types to varying row spacing.
Key messages
  • Despite a late break to the season (12 June) and very late sowing, very favourable conditions followed resulting in exceptionally well grown plants and above average yields with very little disease.
  • Yields at Yenda were not significantly different for the 19, 30 & twin 50 cm spacing.
  • Stretching row spacing to 50 cm reduced yields
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 N/A
Other trial partners SARDI, DPI NSW
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Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing
  • Sowing: Row spacing
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type
Trial design

Wagga Wagga 2005

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

Yenda 2005

Sow date 7 July 2005
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

115 kg/ha Grain Legume Super


15th July Sencor @ 280g/ha
Early September Correct @ 200 ml/ha
10th October Sumi Alpha @ 200 ml/ha

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Wagga Wagga, NSW Not specified
Yenda, NSW Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wagga Wagga, NSW Kandosol
Yenda, NSW Kandosol
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 Wagga Wagga NSW Yenda NSW
2005 574.3mm64.3mm
2004 545.4mm80.7mm
2003 523.7mm129.6mm
2002 544.2mm199.0mm
2001 559.1mm366.8mm
2000 499.5mm421.8mm
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.

Wagga Wagga NSW

Yenda NSW

Wagga Wagga NSW


Yenda NSW


Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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