Chickpea, inoculation, L/MRZ North Central (Pyramid Hill), Victoria

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Jason Brand (BCG)
Claire Browne (BCG)
Abby Griffin (Ag Vic)
James Murray (BCG)
Year(s) 2018
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Pyramid Hill, VIC
Chickpea, inoculation, L/MRZ North Central (Pyramid Hill), Victoria locations

To compare a range of inoculant products on chickpea root nodulation, yield and nitrogen (N) fixing ability. 

Key messages
  • There is a benefit in inoculating chickpeas where there are limited rhizobia present in the soil. Granular inoculants present an opportunity to potentially improve nodulation under dry sowing conditions and assist with sowing logistics, with no reduction in nodulation or grain yield. It is important to understand how your seeding system may impact on efficacy of inoculants, including liquid placement, seed dressings and seed box. 
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: Method
  • Variety: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Pyramid Hill 2018

Sowing machinery

On 30cm row spacing

Sow date 31 May 2018
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified

60 kg/ha (Granulock Z (N 11, P 21.8, S 4, Zn 1))

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