Field pea performance


Research organisaton

Trial details

Researcher(s) Mark Bennie (DPI Vic)
Leigh Davis (SARDI)
Tony Leonforte (DPI Vic)
Michael Lines (DPI Vic)
Larn McMurray (SARDI)
Willie Shoobridge (DPI Vic)
Year(s) 2009
Contributor South Australian Research and Development Institute
Trial location(s) Minnipa, SA
Field pea performance locations

To develop cultivars and agronomic methods that will increase and stabilise production in environments characterized by variable soil types and low rainfall, of which Minnipa is a key site of the program.

Key messages
  • A high rainfall growing season favoured blackspot disease build up and generally later flowering pea varieties at Minnipa in 2009.
  • Kaspa was 17% higher yielding than Parafield, its highest margin over this variety at Minnipa in 11 years of testing.
  • Kaspa’s grain yield was reduced by 19% when sowing date was delayed from 30 April to 20 May, however no grain yield reduction occurred in the advanced PBA field pea lines OZP0602 and OZP0601 with this delayed sowing date.
  • OZP0601 and OPP0602, despite lower performance than Kaspa in the MAC variety trial in 2009, will provide better adapted “Kaspa type” options for low rainfall environments when they become available due to their earlier and longer flowering periods.
Lead research organisation South Australian Research and Development Institute
Host research organisation N/A
Related program Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems
Acknowledgments N/A
Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Minnipa 2009

Sow date 4 May 2009 A replicated Stage 3 pea breeding trial containing 6 commercial entries and 70 advanced breeding lin
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 1.5m
Plot replication 3
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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
Minnipa, SA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Minnipa, SA Calcarosol
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 Minnipa SA
2009 391.3mm
2008 330.4mm
2007 331.2mm
2006 334.5mm
2005 288.0mm
2004 296.1mm
2003 293.2mm
2002 283.3mm
2001 343.9mm
2000 389.0mm
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.

Minnipa SA


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: 09-10-2019 11:46am AEST