Faba bean germplasm, HRZ Western District (Cavendish), Victoria

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (SFS)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Claudia Higgins (SFS)
Gina Kreeck (SFS)
James Manson (SFS)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Cavendish, VIC
Faba bean germplasm, HRZ Western District (Cavendish), Victoria locations

To evaluate new breeding lines of faba beans for the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ). 

Key messages
  • Across four years of trials, PBA Samira and PBA Zahra appear to have consistently shown higher grain yields than older varieties in the Victorian HRZ.
  • PBA Bendoc, a new faba bean variety with Group B imidazoline herbicide tolerance, has been released. It was bred from Nura and PBA Samira, has similar flowering time and maturity to these varieties and has yielded similarly to PBA Samira in 2015-2018.
  • The breeding line AF11023 is a standout of the new breeding lines for the Victorian HRZ. It has yielded equal to or greater than PBA Samira and PBA Zahra and has a higher level of resistance to chocolate spot than either variety. 
Lead research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Host research organisation Southern Farming Systems
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)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

Cavendish 2018

Sow rate or Target density 25 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 20cm row spacing

Sow date 28 April 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

60 kg/ha (MAP)

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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Cavendish, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Cavendish, VIC Kurosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Cavendish VIC
2018 668.2mm
2017 701.8mm
2016 696.2mm
2015 672.6mm
2014 666.0mm
2013 665.2mm
2012 671.1mm
2011 695.3mm
2010 705.0mm
2009 697.4mm
2008 685.1mm
2007 691.8mm
2006 680.7mm
2005 682.8mm
2004 699.2mm
2003 721.1mm
2002 670.1mm
2001 664.9mm
2000 612.6mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Cavendish VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial last modified: 27-08-2019 11:43am AEST