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

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Research organisatons
Funding sources

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 (sandy 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 were no significant differences between treatments for any of the variables measured on the sandy loam soil.
  •  The mean grain yield across all treatments was 0.55 t/ha which was slightly higher than that achieved on the contrasting loam soil type (0.39 t/ha).  This outcome reflects higher levels of plant available water on lighter textured soils under low rainfall conditions such as those experienced in 2018. 
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 11:41am AEST