Lentil, germplasm (loam soil), LRZ South Australian Mallee (Pinnaroo), 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) Pinnaroo, SA
Lentil, germplasm (loam soil), LRZ South Australian Mallee (Pinnaroo), South Australia locations

To identify the best adapted lentil varieties to the variable soil types encountered in Mallee paddocks. 

Key messages
  • There was a small difference in plant establishment between the varieties and breeding lines (see Table 3 in attached trial report summary).  The two CIPAL lines had significantly higher plant populations than PBA Bolt and PBA Jumbo2.  However, these treatments still had adequate plant densities, and this is not expected to have affected grain yield in such a dry season.
  • There were no significant differences in grain yield between varieties with a mean yield of 0.39 t/ha across all varieties and breeding lines.  Prior to harvest a blackening of the lentil foliage was noticed, therefore a visual score of the percentage of blackening observed in each plot was recorded.  It is unknown what caused this effect; however, it could relate to underlying variability of subsoil constraints.  There was a significant difference between varieties for blacking score with PBA Jumbo2 and PBA Hurricane XT showing significantly less blackening than the other varieties.  This score was also used as a covariate in the grain yield analysis however this still did not result in significant differences. 
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)
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Pinnaroo 2018

Sow rate or Target density 120 plants/m2
Sowing machinery

On 28cm row spacing

Sow date 21 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 11:37am AEST