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

To test the adaptability of field pea varieties to changes in sowing time in the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ). 

Key messages
  • Grain yield was highest sown earlier; 1.2t/ha May 17 c.f. 0.7 t/ha June 6.  
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 Field peas
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Lake Bolac 2018

Sow rate or Target density 32 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 20cm row spacing

Sow date May 17, June 6
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
Lake Bolac, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Lake Bolac, 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 Lake Bolac VIC
2018 664.6mm
2017 709.0mm
2016 714.6mm
2015 669.1mm
2014 680.6mm
2013 667.3mm
2012 660.1mm
2011 725.2mm
2010 749.4mm
2009 715.6mm
2008 707.8mm
2007 689.8mm
2006 650.2mm
2005 709.9mm
2004 714.8mm
2003 707.2mm
2002 712.8mm
2001 687.0mm
2000 607.7mm
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.

Lake Bolac VIC


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

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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 19:10pm AEST