Jason Brand (RHO Environmetrics) Ray Correll (RHO Environmetrics) Abby Griffin (Ag Vic) Michael Moodie (Frontier Farming Systems)
Southern Pulse Agronomy
To evaluate the effectiveness of agronomic practices and varietal tolerance to improve the safety of herbicide application to lupins grown on Mallee sands.
Lupin establishment was strongly affected by seed depth and by the herbicide application treatment. In all treatments except metribuzin applied PSPE, plant density was higher at a sowing depth of 3 cm rather than 6 cm. The IBS application of metribuzin reduced plant density for both sowing depths, however the PSPE application only reduced density for the 3cm depth. In comparison to the untreated plot.
There was a significant herbicide treatment by sowing depth interaction on the visual herbicide damage score ( Figure ). The greatest damage was observed where lupins were sown at 6 cm and metribuzin was applied IBS. However, with a damage score of 10-15, the symptoms were only slight with the effects reversable. This was reflected in grain yield as overall there was no significant effect of the treatments, seeding depth or variety. The mean grain yield for all treatments was 0.75 t/ha.
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Southern Pulse Agronomy
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South Australian Research and Development Institute, Birchip Cropping Group, Frontier Farming Systems and Southern Farming Systems
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Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.
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