Chickpea, disease management, MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

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Researcher(s) Jason Brand (Ag Vic)
Joshua Fanning (Ag Vic)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Linda McDonald (Ag Vic)
Tibebu Nigussie (Ag Vic)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Horsham, VIC
Chickpea, disease management, MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), 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. There was a significant interaction between variety and fungicide treatment. This showed some newer breeding lines including CICA1352, CICA1454, CICA1156 ranked equal or better than Almaz and Genesis 090 (see Table 2 in attached Trial report).
  • Grain yields varied significantly, with a significant variety and treatment affect observed. Grain yield losses up to 36% were observed in the untreated (nil) plots (see Table 3 in attached Trial report). This also highlighted CICA1156, CICA1552, ‘C1’, and CICA1652 which ranked higher for yield than the highest named variety Almaz. In a pairwise analysis only CICA1652 was significantly higher than Almaz. 
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 South Australian Research and Development Institute, Birchip Cropping Group, Frontier Farming Systems and Southern Farming Systems
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Crop type Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
  • Fungicide: Rate
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Horsham 2018

Sow rate or Target density 35 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 36cm row spacing

Sow date 22 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

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


See Table 1 in attached Trial report summary

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Trial last modified: 20-08-2019 15:46pm AEST