Faba bean, germplasm (drought tolerant), LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (Ag Vic)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Tibebu Nigussie (Ag Vic)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Curyo, VIC
Faba bean, germplasm (drought tolerant), LRZ Southern Mallee (Curyo), Victoria locations

To evaluate the performance of a range of faba bean varieties and breeding lines with traits for adaptation to low rainfall zones. 

Key messages
  • AF11023 and AF12025 had significantly higher grain yield than other breeding lines, and equivalent grain yield to varieties such as PBA Samira, PBA Farah, PBA Marne and PBA Bendoc.
  • This highlights the potential for reliable and profitable faba bean production in low rainfall environments.
  • In addition to the rotational benefit of faba bean to the farming system, the high yielding varieties and breeding lines had an estimated net return of $24-89/ha.
  • However, it is worth noting that the price of faba bean at harvest was exceptionally high in 2018/19, reaching more than $1100/t. 
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 Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Unknown

Curyo 2018

Sow rate or Target density 20 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))

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Trial last modified: 20-08-2019 11:40am AEST