Lentil, herbicide tolerance (Group B and C), L/MRZ North Central (Pyramid Hill), Victoria

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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
Lentil, herbicide tolerance (Group B and C), L/MRZ North Central (Pyramid Hill), Victoria locations

To confirm crop safety of different group B and group C herbicides in PBA Hurricane XT and PBA Jumbo 2 lentils on an acid soil. 

Key messages
  • PBA Hurricane XT lentils continue to show tolerance to all group B herbicides tested in this trial, presenting an opportunity for flexibility in crop rotations.
  • PBA Hurricane XT lentils displayed small amounts of yellowing and stunting from some herbicides, most evident following ‘SU2’ applied at 4 node, however they recovered quickly. No grain yield reduction was observed in PBA Hurricane XT from any of the herbicides applied in this trial.
  • PBA Jumbo 2 displayed a significant yield reduction from terbuthylazine incorporated by sowing (IBS) in comparison to simazine applied IBS. As would be expected, the application of ‘SU1’ post-sow preemerge (PSPE) and ‘Imi2’ at 4 node significantly reduced grain yield in comparison to all other treatments.
  • Early in the growing season, both varieties showed slightly more damage from terbuthylazine than simazine both applied IBS.
  • ‘Imi1’ and ‘SU2’ both displayed the worst physical herbicide damage but recovered over time. 
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)
  • Herbicide
  • Herbicide: Timing
  • 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 15:13pm AEST