Broadleaf herbicide options in faba beans


Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) Emma Pearse
Year(s) 2020
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) Gibson, WA
Broadleaf herbicide options in faba beans locations

To better understand the efficacy and crop safety of broadleaf herbicide options for faba bean crops grown on sandy soils in Western Australia, focusing on new varieties; PBA Amberley and PBA Bendoc.

Key messages
  • Pre-emergent herbicides were equally as effective at controlling broadleaf weeds as post-emergent herbicides in this faba bean trial
  • Reflex® is a new pre-emergent herbicide option for control of broadleaf weeds with good residual activity and is effective at reducing weed density and biomass
  • If a post-emergent herbicide is required Ecopar® is best for broadleaf weed control in non-imi-tolerant varieties and Intercept® is good for imi-tolerant varieties
Lead research organisation Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC DAW00256
Trial funding source DPIRD WA FFPJP13
Related program Regional Research Agronomy

Thank you to Mark Seymour and Stacey Power for designing this trial and providing assistance throughout the year, to the Esperance Research Support Unit for setting up the trial and managing.

GRDC and DPIRD for co-investing in the 'Building crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development capacity in regional Western Australia' project (DAW00256/DAW1512-001RTX).

Other trial partners Not specified
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Crop type Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Herbicide: Type
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated

Gibson 2020

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size Not specified
Plot replication Not specified
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Gibson, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Gibson, WA Sodosol
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.

Gibson WA

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: 30-11-2021 17:41pm AEST