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

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

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
Lentil, nutrition, LRZ Central Mallee (Ouyen), Victoria locations

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

Key messages
  • A significant reduction in biomass was observed when phosphorus was omitted from the fertilizer on both soil types, however grain yield was reduced only on the sandhill, not 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 Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser
  • Fertiliser: Type
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Ouyen 2018

Sow rate or Target density 120 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 30cm row spacing

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

See Table 1 in the attached Trial report summary.

The All_Nut treatment had 10 kg/ha N, 15 kg/ha P, 30 kg/ha K, 12 kg/ha S, 2.5 kg/ha Zn, 2kg/ha Cu, 3.5 kg/ha Mn and 0.06 kg/ha Mo.

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Trial last modified: 27-08-2019 11:41am AEST