Chickpea, nutrition, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (Ag Vic)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)
Tibebu Nigussie (Ag Vic)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Ouyen, VIC
Chickpea, nutrition, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria locations

To investigate the response of chickpea to application of macro and micro-nutrients on a sandhill and swale soil.

Key messages
  • Grain yields were generally low in 2018 due to dry seasonal conditions and frost events during the vegetative and reproductive stages. There was no yield response to the soil nutrition treatments on both soil types. All the treatments except all nutrient minus phosphorus resulted in significantly higher biomass than the nil on the swale.
  • The dry growing season conditions may have reduced movement and uptake of the applied macro and micro-nutrients by the crop. Hence, results should be treated with caution.
Lead research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Host research organisation Frontier 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)
  • Fertiliser
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Ouyen 2018

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial last modified: 27-08-2019 09:33am AEST