Faba bean, nutrition, MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria

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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) Horsham, VIC
Faba bean, nutrition, MRZ Wimmera (Horsham), Victoria locations

To investigate the response of faba bean to phosphorus fertilizer rates. 

Key messages
  • There was no grain yield response to the phosphorus fertilizer rates. These results may be due to very dry growing season conditions, which might have reduced movement and uptake of the applied nutrient by the crop. Hence, results should be interpreted with caution. Biomass yield however showed a significant increase from application of 20 kg/ha and higher rates of P2O5. 
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 Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Horsham 2018

Sowing machinery

On 36cm row spacing

Sow date 1 June 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

17 kg/ha (Urea (46, 0, 0))

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Trial last modified: 22-08-2019 10:02am AEST