Lentil, germplasm, 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
Lentil, germplasm, LRZ Northern Mallee (Werrimull), Victoria locations

To identify Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) lentil genotypes which may offer yield improvements over current varieties grown in the low rainfall northern Mallee environment. 

Key messages
  • The grain yield of lentil varieties and breeding lines varied widely from as low as 0.28 t/ha to 0.72 t/ha (see Table 3 in attached trial report summary).  PBA Ace was the highest yielding treatment and the only commercial variety to yield higher than the new PBA genotypes: Len3, CIPAL1504, Len4 and Len5.  
  • With the exception of PBA Ace, the yields of all other commercial varieties were similar.  
  • The line Len 1 was the worst performing treatment in the trial.  It was noted that it flowered and matured significantly earlier than all other treatments and therefore may have been adversely affected by the dry weather during September, relative to other lines. 
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

Werrimull 2018

Sow rate or Target density 120 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 15:19pm AEST