High value pulses in rotation

2019 - 2020

Research organisaton
Funding sources

Trial details

Researcher(s) King Yin Lui
Emma Pearse
Year(s) 2019 - 2020
Contributor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA
Trial location(s) Grass patch, WA
High value pulses in rotation locations
Aims

To investigate the fit of high value pulse crops (faba bean, lentil, and chickpea) in the sowing program and their rotational (agronomic and economic) benefits to the following cereal crop.

Key messages
  • Faba bean sown in 2019 significantly reduced Pratylenchus neglectus (root lesion nematode) numbers. Lentil and canola also reduced P. neglectus but to a lesser extent. This carried through to 2020 sown wheat where populations remained low.
  • In 2019, faba bean was the lowest risk non-cereal option in the break crop phase to manage a late start or dry finish, although wheat outperformed all crop types in terms of yield and gross margin in 2019.
  • Wheat sown in 2020 yielded more when sown after pulses (faba bean, lentil, chickpea) compared to when sown after canola or wheat,
  • In a poor season or low rainfall situation the low nitrogen strategy (30N basal) offered the best returns, there was no yield response to higher rates of nitrogen applied in-season.
  • Wheat after pulses had the greatest yield response to applied nitrogen.
  • Protein response to nitrogen rate was higher in wheat-wheat compared to when sown after break crops.
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
Acknowledgments

Ron and Kerry Longbottom for hosting the trial and providing the information required to refine the trial aims and economic analysis. All those who have assisted at DPIRD, in particular, Mark Seymour, Pam Burgess, Chris Matthews, and Jeremy Lemon. Also thanks to GRDC and DPIRD for their co-investment to make this project happen

Thanks to GRDC and DPIRD for co-investment in the ‘Building capacity in crop protection and crop production agronomy research and development in Western Australia’ project (DAW00256/DAW1512-001RTX)


Other trial partners Not specified
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Method

Crop types Faba beans
Wheat
Canola
Break crops
Chickpeas
Lentils
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Rotation
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Grass patch 2019 Faba beans

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Grass patch 2019 Wheat

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Grass patch 2019 Canola

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Grass patch 2019 Break crops

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Grass patch 2019 Chickpeas

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Grass patch 2019 Lentils

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Grass patch 2020 Wheat

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Grass patch 2020 Canola

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Grass patch 2020 Break crops

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Grass patch 2020 Chickpeas

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Grass patch 2020 Faba beans

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Grass patch 2020 Lentils

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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
Grass patch, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Grass patch, 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

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Climate

Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

Grass patch WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate
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Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
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: 22-11-2021 15:09pm AEST