Chickpea, inoculation types, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia

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Researcher(s) Jason Brand (RHO Environmetrics)
Ray Correll (RHO Environmetrics)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Loxton, SA
Chickpea, inoculation types, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia locations

To evaluate effectiveness of commercially available inoculant products to increase nodulation in chickpea. 

Key messages
  • The treatments resulted in highly significant differences in nodulation assessments.  The best treatments included peat applied to the seed or Tagteam or Nodulator granules applied in the seed furrow.  No inoculation or applying the product Alosca in furrow produced very few nodules.  
  • Grain yield was very low (<150 kg/ha) due to the dry season and poor establishment, therefore data has not been reported. 
Lead research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Host research organisation Agriculture Victoria
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)
  • Inoculant
  • Inoculant: Type
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Loxton 2018

Sow rate or Target density 35 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 28cm row spacing

Sow date 26 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

50 kg/ha Granulock Z  

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Trial last modified: 22-08-2019 15:20pm AEST