Chickpea sowing time, HRZ Western District (Lake Bolac), Victoria

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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) Lake Bolac, VIC
Chickpea sowing time, HRZ Western District (Lake Bolac), Victoria locations

To evaluate the appropriateness of chickpea varieties for the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ) on an autumn or spring sowing date. 

Key messages
  • Chickpeas are not traditionally grown in the Victorian HRZ. Plots were not harvestable due to unfavourable weather during reproductive stages at this exposed site.
  • Many pods were white and did not produce grain, as a result of cold conditions and frost.  
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 Chickpeas
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Lake Bolac 2018

Sow rate or Target density 220 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 20cm row spacing

Sow date May 17, August 17
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

60 kg/ha (MAP)

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Trial last modified: 27-08-2019 16:39pm AEST