Chickpea, inoculation, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria

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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) Werrimull, VIC
Chickpea, inoculation, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria locations

To evaluate effectiveness of commercially available inoculant products to increase nodulation in chickpea. 

Key messages
  • Treatments which included Nodulaid peat and Nodulator or TagTeam granular at twice the recommended rate produced the greater number and highest weight of nodules.  Nodulator and TagTeam granular applied at recommended rates and the EasyRhiz liquid treatment produced similar outcomes for both variables.  The application of Alosca at both label and twice label rate produced very few nodules and therefore total nodule weight was the lowest of all commercial products evaluated.  There were no nodules produced in the nil treatments which confirms there was not a background population of chickpea rhizobia in the soil and highlights the importance of inoculating pulses such as chickpea.
  • For further results and interpretation see attached trial report summary.
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)
  • Inoculant
  • Inoculant: Type
  • Inoculant: Rate
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Werrimull 2018

Sow rate or Target density 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 last modified: 22-08-2019 14:32pm AEST