Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (Ag Vic)
Joshua Fanning (Ag Vic)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Tibebu Nigussie (Ag Vic)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Curyo, VIC
Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria locations

To evaluate chickpea varieties and breeding lines against ascochyta blight and their response to foliar fungicide application. 

Key messages
  • Despite a dry year with low grain yields, ascochyta blight was observed in all varieties, with stem breakages visible.
  • However, there was significant variation between varieties and some newer breeding lines including CICA1454 ranked equal or better than Genesis 090 (see Table 2 in attached report).  
  • Although there were significant differences between varieties with ascochyta blight infection, this did not equate to differences in grain yield.
  • There was only a significant difference between fungicide treatments (see Table 3 in attached report). 
Lead research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Host research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Trial funding source GRDC DAV00150
Trial funding source AgVic
Trial funding source SARDI
Related program Southern Pulse Agronomy

Please see the 'Introduction and Acknowledgments' document, under the 'Trial report and attachments' tab. 

Other trial partners SARDI, BCG, Frontier Farming Systems and SFS
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Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Curyo 2018

Sow rate or Target density 35 plants/m2
Sow date 9 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

60 kg/ha (MAP (9.2, 20.2, 0, 2.7) + Zn (2.5))


For treatment details, see Table 1 in attached report

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Trial last modified: 20-08-2019 11:39am AEST