Faba bean fertiliser trial – Spring Ridge 2016

2016

Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Bill Manning (North West Local land Services), Andrew Verrell (NSW DPI) and Tim Weaver (CSIRO)
Year(s) 2016
Contributor Department of Primary Industries NSW
Trial location(s) Site 15, Spring Ridge, NSW
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Faba bean fertiliser trial – Spring Ridge 2016 locations
Aims

To study the effect of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) application separately and in combination on the growth and yield of faba bean.

This experiment aimed to study the effect of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) application separately and in combination on the growth and yield of faba bean. A small amount of N at sowing might improve yield through faster establishment and groundcover. There is also little local data available on faba bean response to additional P.

Key messages
  • Adding phosphorus (P) did not significantly increase yield or seed weight in the varieties PBA WardaA and PBA NasmaA.
  • PBA NasmaA produced greater yield and seed size than PBA WardaA.

Conclusions:

In this experiment, additional P did not increase yield, however, on a lower P site, a positive response to P might occur. The reduction in yield caused by adding N might be due to reduced nodulation in N-treated plots, although nodulation was not measured in this trial. The greater yield and seed size of PBA NasmaA compared with PBA WardaA supports other experimental data.

Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries NSW
Host research organisation Faculty of Agriculture and Environment - The University of Sydney
Trial funding source GRDC UA00127 and DAN00176
Trial funding source DPI NSW UA00127 and DAN00176
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

This research was part of the project Northern pulse agronomy initiative – NSW (DAN00171) with joint investment by NSW DPI and GRDC. Thanks to Michael Nowland, Gerard Lonegran, Peter Perfrement and Matt Grinter, NSW DPI staff, for technical assistance. 


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Spring Ridge 2016

Sow rate or Target density 19 plants/m2
Sow date 27 April 2016 27 April 2016
Harvest date 21 November 2016 21 November 2016
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication 3
Plot blocking Split plot design with fungicide as the main plot and varieties as subplots; three replications.
Plot randomisation Split plot design with fungicide as the main plot and varieties as subplots; three replications.
Fertiliser

Fertiliser treatments were applied immediately pre-sowing and seed was sown offset from fertiliser rows by 5 cm.

0, 5, 10 and 20 kg P/ha applied as triple superphosphate

0 and 10 kg N/ha applied as urea

Herbicide

Post-sowing/pre-emergent Terbyne® 1 kg/ha (terbuthylazine 750 g/kg) 

Post-sowing/pre-emergence: Terbyne® 1 kg/ha (terbuthylazine 750 g/kg) applied on 5 May Post-emergence: clethodim 500 mL/ha (clethodim 240 mL/L) applied 

Insecticide

Insect pressure was low and no insecticides were used.

Fungicide

Targeting rust (Uromyces vicia-fabae), and chocolate spot (Botrytis fabae and B.cinerea):

• Dithane™ @ 2 kg/ha (mancozeb 750 g/kg) applied on 4 July

• Dithane™ @ 1 kg/ha (mancozeb 750 g/kg) applied on 15 July

• Unite® 720 @ 1.5 L/ha (chlorothalonil 720 g/L) applied on 2 August

• Spin flo® @ 500 mL/ha (carbendazim 500 g/L) applied on 2 September

 

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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Site Depth Type pH EC P K N A OC CAT
Site 15, Spring Ridge, NSW 0 - 15cm Vertisol 7.70 14.00 1.30
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Site 15, Spring Ridge, NSW Vertisol
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
Site 15, Spring Ridge, NSW 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

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Climate

Site 15, Spring Ridge NSW 2016


Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 637.5mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 367.6mm
Rainfall trial gsr (mm) 495mm

Derived climate information

Site 15, Spring Ridge NSW

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




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Trial last modified: 23-07-2019 14:40pm AEST