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

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Trial details

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, Novel MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria locations

To evaluate potential new foliar fungicide spray strategies and varieties for management of aschochyta blight in chickpeas.

Key messages
  • Significantly more ascochyta blight infection and lower grain yields were observed in PBA Striker (rated S) than Genesis090 (MS). Captan and Propiconazole treatments were also less effective in controlling ascochyta blight than the tebuconazole + Azoxystrobin and Bixafen + Prothioconazole, but both the Captan and Propiconazole treatments had less disease than the untreated plots. This did not equate to significantly different grain yields due to the dry season with low grain yields overall. 
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 36 cm 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