Lentil, nutrition, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia

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Trial details

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
Lentil, nutrition, LRZ South Australian Mallee (Loxton), South Australia locations

To identify nutrient inputs that will improve growth and yield of lentil on the variable soil types encountered in Mallee paddocks.

Key messages
  • NDVI indicated differences in lentil growth with low values in treatments which received no nitrogen (see Table 3 in attached trial report summary).  The highest values were in the treatments which received all macro nutrients (All and Alltrace elements).  
  • Biomass data was collected from bays 3, 5 and 9.  Individually no bay showed statistically significant effects of the treatments, but collectively there was significance at the p < 0.01 level (see Figure 1 in attached trial report summary).  The treatments with the lowest biomass were the All-N and Nil plots which both had no nitrogen added.
  • The only significant effect on grain yield was in bay 4 where the All-N and Nil treatments were lowest.  While the grain yield in this bay was very low, the response is consistent with the data from both NDVI and biomass. 
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 Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Fertiliser: Rate
  • 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 13 June 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 11:31am AEST