Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Mid North (Tarlee), South Australia

2019
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Research organisaton
Southern Pulse Agronomy

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Day
Amy Gutsche
Amanda Pearce
Penny Roberts
Year(s) 2019
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Tarlee, SA
Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Mid North (Tarlee), South Australia locations
Aims

Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ South East (Bool Lagoon), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Eyre Peninsula (Yeelanna), South Australia Faba Bean, Canopy Management, HRZ Mid North (Tarlee), South Australia

Key messages

Incorporating canola as a companion plant did not increase grain yield at all sites in 2019. Plant growth regulator used to manipulate canopy structure increased grain yield. Further work is required to understand the effects on plant density, row arrangements, and companion species on canopy structure and grain yield production.

Tarlee SA 2019

Treatment | Plant density (plants/m2) | Plant growth regulator

  • Standard plant number + standard row spacing | 24 | None applied
  • Reduced plant number + standard row spacing | 18 | None applied
  • Standard plant number + paired row | 24 | None applied
  • Reduced plant number + paired row | 18 | None applied
  • Standard plant number + early PGR | 24 | Ethephon 240 g/l applied at 1500 ml/ha mixed with the adjuvant BS10002 at 500 ml/l
  • Standard plant number + 0.5 kg/ha canola | 24 | None applied

Paired row = every second row removed after plant emergence

 

Lead research organisation Southern Pulse Agronomy
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The research undertaken as part of the GRDC-funded Southern Pulse Agronomy project is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC and the authors would like to thank them for their continued support. The continued assistance in trial management from SARDI Agronomy groups at Clare, Minnipa, Struan and Port Lincoln is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. The authors would also like to gratefully acknowledge SARDI Plant Pathology and Soil Biology groups for their scientific input and assistance, as well as advisors and grower groups involved in the project.


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Trial last modified: 28-06-2021 16:05pm AEST