Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria

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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) Werrimull, VIC
Chickpea, disease management, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria locations

To evaluate fungicide strategies to manage ascochyta blight in chickpea in the low rainfall Mallee environment. 

Key messages
  • Both varieties had similar grain yields (Genesis 090: 0.28 t/ha, PBA Striker: 0.26 t/ha) and no significantly different effect of fungicide treatment (see Table 3 in attached trial report summary). There was no evidence of an interaction between the fungicide and the variety.
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)
  • Fungicide
  • Fungicide: Type
  • Fungicide: Timing
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Werrimull 2018

Sow rate or Target density PBA Striker (45 plants/m2), Genesis 090 (35 plants/m2)
Sowing machinery

On 28cm row spacing

Sow date 15 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

50 kg/ha Granulock Z  

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Trial source data and summary not available
Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Werrimull, VIC Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Werrimull, VIC Calcarosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year Werrimull VIC
2018 155.6mm
2017 187.5mm
2016 173.3mm
2015 148.2mm
2014 163.9mm
2013 150.8mm
2012 185.7mm
2011 278.4mm
2010 228.1mm
2009 178.2mm
2008 164.0mm
2007 154.9mm
2006 161.7mm
2005 188.6mm
2004 161.6mm
2003 171.3mm
2002 125.9mm
2001 158.0mm
2000 188.6mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Werrimull VIC

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
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.

Trial last modified: 22-08-2019 15:18pm AEST