Adaptability of faba bean varieties and breeding lines to dry areas

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Trial details

Researcher(s) N/A
Contact email
Contact phone 0409357076
Year(s) 2022
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Warne, VIC
Adaptability of faba bean varieties and breeding lines to dry areas locations

To investigate the response of new faba bean varieties and genotypes to sowing dates.

Key messages
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Lead research organisation Southern Pulse Agronomy
Host research organisation Agriculture Victoria
Trial funding source GRDC DJP2105-006RTX
Related program N/A


Other trial partners Not specified


Crop type Grain Legume: Faba beans
Treatment type(s)
  • Sowing: Timing
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Randomised,Replicated,Blocked

Warne 2022

Sow rate or Target density 120
Sow date TOS 1: 3/05/22; TOS 2 2/06/22
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 8m x 1.5m
Plot replication 4
Plot randomisation Blocks: Sowing time in whole blocks x Variety/Sow rate in plots

60 kg/ha MAP 9.2, 20.2, 0, 2.7 + 2.5% Zn


Pre-sowing: trifluralin 480 @ 1000ml/ha + glyphosate 450 @ 2000ml/ha + simazine 900 @ 800g/ha; Post emergent: clethodim 240 @ 600ml/ha + haloxyfop 520 @ 50ml/ha 

Seed treatment Imidacloprid @ 200 ml/100kg/seed
Inoculant Group E/F granular @ 5kg/ha
Tillage No-till, Narrow Point Tynes; Stubble 20cm tall East/West. Paddock on 38cm row space
Other trial notes

Several new faba varieties have been released or are due to be released with changes in agronomic traits such as, flowering time and reproductive duration, disease resistance, herbicide tolerance. In addition, faba beans current only have limited uptake in drier mallee regions. Early sowing and with early flowering genotypes, combined with herbicide tolerance and agronomic practices, such as deep ripping have the potential to open new opportunities.  **Sister trial at Kalkee

Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
Warne, VIC Sandy clay loam
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
Warne, VIC Calcarosol
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.

Warne VIC


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: 16-08-2022 11:55am AEST