New fungicides for controlling Ascochyta in chickpea


Research organisatons
Funding source

Trial details

Researcher(s) Martin Harries, Mark Seymour and Stephanie Boyce (DPIRD)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) MIG, WA
New fungicides for controlling Ascochyta in chickpea locations

To investigate the efficacy of newly registered fungicides for control of ascochyta in chickpea.

Key messages
  • One or two well timed fungicide applications increased yield 10% and full control a further 15%.
  • Newer fungicides were more effective at supressing ascochyta but this did not translate to increased yield.
  • Further testing of new fungicides is required in more locations and seasons.
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Host research organisation Mingenew-Irwin Group
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00227
Related program N/A

Thanks to DPIRD’s, Geraldton Research Support team for managing the trial. The Mingenew Irwin Group and Peter Mitchel for site management.

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

MIG 2018

Sow rate or Target density 32p/m2
Sowing machinery

Cone Seeder.

Sow date 24 May 2018
Harvest date 24 October 2018
Plot size 10m x 2m
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
MIG, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source
Trial site Soil order
MIG, 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



MIG WA 2018

Observed climate information

Rainfall avg ann (mm) 260mm
Rainfall avg gsr (mm) 208mm

Derived climate information



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.

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Trial last modified: 28-05-2019 15:31pm AEST