Lentil variety trial in Merredin 2018


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Mark Seymour
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) Site 11, Merredin, WA
Lentil variety trial in Merredin 2018 locations

Identify suitable lentil varieties for WA growers.

Key messages

• Timely harvest can make a big difference to yields when lentils produce high biomass. • Over the longer term PBA Hallmark XT has outperformed PBA Hurricane XT and growers interested in IMI tolerant lentils are encouraged to try this variety on their farm

Lead research organisation Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00227
Related program Tactical Break Crop Agronomy

This experiment is one of a series conducted throughout WA as part of the GRDC/DPIRD co-funded project “Tactical Break Crop Agronomy in Western Australia”. Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) provided seed for experiments. Thanks to the Merredin TSU for trial management and Salzar Rahman and Pam Burgess for providing technical assistance to ensure all treatments and measurements occurred in a timely and accurate fashion.

Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Blocked, randomised and replicated

Merredin 2018

Sow rate or Target density 100 plants/m²
Sowing machinery

Cone Seeder.

Sow date 27 April 2018 27 April 2018
Harvest date 22 October 2018 Hand harvest 22/10/2018 and machine harvest 13/11/2018
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3
Plot blocking 6
Plot randomisation Randomised
Inoculant ALOSCA Granular Innoculant Group F @10 kg/ha
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
Site 11, Merredin, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 11, Merredin, WA Anthroposol
National soil grid Source
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



Site 11, Merredin WA 2018

Observed climate information

Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 218mm

Derived climate information

Site 11, Merredin WA


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.