Lentil, sowing time, HRZ Western District (Inverleigh), Victoria

2018
CC BY 4.0

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) Inverleigh, VIC
Lentil, sowing time, HRZ Western District (Inverleigh), Victoria locations
Aims

To evaluate the impact of sowing date on lentil varieties for the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ). 

Key messages
  • Lentils are not traditionally grown in the Victorian HRZ. Mid-season vigour was good and suggested a promising fit for lentils in the region, but late rain in November caused lodging and significantly reduced yields, highlighting the importance of sowing into standing residue.
  • Sowing on May 14 increased crop biomass compared to sowing on May 31, but this did not translate into greater grain yields.
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
Acknowledgments

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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Method

Crop type Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Inverleigh 2018

Sow rate or Target density 118 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 20cm row spacing

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
Fertiliser

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
Inverleigh, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Inverleigh, VIC Sodosol
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 Inverleigh VIC
2018 469.9mm
2017 499.9mm
2016 507.7mm
2015 464.3mm
2014 440.7mm
2013 449.0mm
2012 462.5mm
2011 470.5mm
2010 476.7mm
2009 391.9mm
2008 399.0mm
2007 421.9mm
2006 450.6mm
2005 500.7mm
2004 503.1mm
2003 484.6mm
2002 475.4mm
2001 524.3mm
2000 503.0mm
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

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Climate

Derived climate information

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

Inverleigh VIC

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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 16:39pm AEST