Chickpea disease management strategies - Wimmera

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Eric Armstrong
Jason Brand
Larn McMurray
Year(s) 2004
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Wimmera, VIC
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Chickpea disease management strategies - Wimmera locations

To determine the optimum disease management strategy for Flip 94-090c, Flip 94-509c and Flip 94-508c.

Key messages

Grain Yield results of these trials need to be treated with caution due to the adverse environmental
conditions experienced throughout the season.

  • See Milestone 1 for weather interpretation.
  • Infected stubble was spread throughout this trial to ensure adequate infection by ascochyta
  • blight.
  • The trial highlighted the excellent foliage resistance of Flip 94-090c, Flip 94-508c, Flip 94-509c and Flip 97-530. However because of late rainfall it also showed the importance of the recommended fungicide application at early podding to prevent seed discolouration. Where the plots remained untreated, there were significant levels of infection on the seed.
  • Varieties that are susceptible (Kaniva) or moderately susceptible to ascochyta blight (Howzat and WACPE 2075) had significant yield reductions without the application of fungicides.
Lead research organisation N/A
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Pulse Australia
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Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Wimmera 2004

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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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
Wimmera, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Wimmera, VIC Vertosol
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 Wimmera VIC
2004 585.4mm
2003 629.9mm
2002 580.2mm
2001 627.3mm
2000 622.5mm
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.

Wimmera VIC

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
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 13:44pm AEST