Southern Pulse Agronomy

Southern Pulse Agronomy (SPA) has been a tri-state research program led by Agriculture Victoria Senior Research Agronomist, Dr Jason Brand, with funding from GRDC, DEDJTR-Vic, SARDI and NSW DPI that aims to increase farm profitability, reliability and profitability of pulses in southern Australia.

SPA continues to deliver the latest information on new pulse varieties and their integration with the latest farming systems. Key learnings from the SPA program also provide advice to breeding programs on how latest farm management practices may influence breeding needs for the future.

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Years: 2000 to 2018
297 published trials
56 trial sites
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Aims:

To assess the efficacy of fungicide programs to manage black spot in field peas in the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ).  

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Rate Fungicide Timing Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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To test the effect of micronutrient supplements on field pea grain yield. 
 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fertiliser Fungicide Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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To test the adaptability of field pea varieties to changes in sowing time. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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To test the adaptability of field pea varieties to changes in sowing time in the Victorian high rainfall zone (HRZ). 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing Variety Type
Lake Bolac, VIC
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To evaluate fungicide strategies to manage blackspot in field pea in the low rainfall Mallee environment. 
 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing Variety Type
Werrimull, VIC
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To identify Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA) field pea genotypes which may offer yield improvements over current varieties grown in the low rainfall northern Mallee environment. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Type
Werrimull, VIC
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To evaluate effectiveness of commercially available inoculant products to increase nodulation in field pea. 

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Inoculant Inoculant Type Variety Type
Loxton, SA
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To improve the success of early sown field pea crops through identifying foliar fungicides with higher levels of efficacy than the current foliar fungicide of Mancozeb on Blackspot disease (using PBA Coogee).

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type Fungicide Timing Fungicide Application
Pinery, SA
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To investigate the impact of fungicide use to control disease in a range of field pea breeding lines and varieties (focusing on blue peas).

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Application
Rokewood, VIC
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Aims:

  • To assess the use of fungicides for the control of blackspot (ascochyta blight) and effect on yield in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare the growth, grain yield of potential new blue field varieties.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Variety Variety Type
Curyo, VIC
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  • To compare the growth, grain yield of potential new blue field varieties.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Variety Variety Type
Pimpinio, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying disease management strategies.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Variety Variety Type
Inverleigh, VIC
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  • To assess the agronomic practice of ‘crop topping’ at multiple application timings on grain yield and grain weight of field pea varieties varying in plant maturity.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Melton, SA
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  • To assess the agronomic benefits of seeding pulses into standing cereal stubble and identify optimum standing stubble retention management strategies for maximising yields.

Crop type: Field peas,Lentils,Chickpeas 3 trials Stubble Stubble Management Variety Variety Type
Pinery, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare the growth, grain yield and gross margins of recently released field pea varieties with historical varieties.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Variety Type
Curyo, VIC
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  • To evaluate pulse options in the upper Eyre Peninsula region following recent increased interest in alternative pulse options to field peas from growers and agronomists.

Minnipa, SA
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  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Variety Type
Pimpinio, VIC
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  • To compare three time of sowing dates across five newly released and commercial varieties of field peas, lupins and vetch and evaluate their contribution to soil nitrogen and the benefits to the following wheat crop.

Wagga Wagga, NSW
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  • To study timing of post-flowering applications of desiccants on
    1. sterilisation of developing ryegrass seeds and
    2. seed-filling, development and yield of range of field pea varieties.
  • The objective is to time a single “crop-topping” spray to kill all developing ryegrass seeds and at the same time desiccat… read more

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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  • To provide a long term yield evaluation of “Kaspa type” field pea varieties and their self-regenerating blends in five key field pea production regions across the state.

Crop type: Field peas 5 trials Variety Variety Type
Balaklava, SA Kadina, SA Minnipa, SA Snowtown, SA Turretfield, SA
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  • To compare new lentil varieties with current commercial varieties as well as current commercial field pea varieties and Kaspa type pea blends on two different soil types.

Crop type: Lentils,Field peas 2 trials Soil Soil Type Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To determine the correct maturity timing required in field pea for successful crop-topping practice.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Melton, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare grain yield and biomass potential of current and potential field pea varieties.

Crop type: Field peas 2 trials Crop Variety Variety Type
Arthurton, SA Pinery, SA
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  • To compare and identify optimum sowing times of 6 field pea varieties to maximise grain yield and agronomic performance.
  • To investigate whether field pea production in low rainfall areas is improved through stubble management in terms of grain yield, disease infection or harvestability.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Stubble Stubble Management
Minnipa, SA
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  • To determine whether sowing inter-row in standing stubbles varying in stubble height will benefit yield of field pea, lentil and chickpea varieties.

Minlaton, SA Pinery, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare early and late sown commercial and advanced varieties of field pea in an eastern cropping environment of southern NSW and
  • To investigate potential of Impact impregnated fertiliser to assist in disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fertiliser Sowing Sowing Timing
Yenda, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Timing
Westmere, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties and variety mixes to varying sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties and variety mixes to varying sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Rupanyup, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the suitability of a range of field pea varieties differing in flowering and maturity
    characteristics for crop-topping/desiccation.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To determine the correct maturity timing required in field pea for successful crop topping practice.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Balaklava, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare and identify optimum sowing times of 6 field pea varieties to maximise grain yield and minimise impacts of disease.
  • This trial also aims to investigate whether field peas could benefit from sowing into standing stubble compared to slashed stubble in low rainfall areas in terms of grain yield, disease infection or ha… read more

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Stubble Stubble Management
Minnipa, SA
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Aims:

  • To maximise yield of new field pea varieties through the identification of optimum sowing dates,
    and to confirm yield advantages from previously identified best practice blackspot management
    strategies

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare early and late sown commercial and advanced varieties of field pea in an eastern
    cropping environment of southern NSW and to evaluate ImpactIn-Furrow fertiliser to assist in
    disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fertiliser Fertiliser Type Sowing Sowing Timing
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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Aims:

  • To compare early and late sown commercial and advanced varieties of field pea in an eastern
    cropping environment of southern NSW and to investigate potential of Impact impregnated fertiliser to assist in disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Yenda, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties to varying sowing dates, crop
    topping and disease control.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Fungicide Sowing Sowing Timing Stubble
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of lentil varieties and variety mixes to varying sowing
    dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties and variety mixes to varying sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Rupanyup, VIC
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Aims:

  • To test the adaptability and yield potential of current and new field peas varieties to crop topping over a range of timings in southern NSW to provide an additional weed control method for problem weeds ie ARG.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop Type Variety Variety Type
Wagga Wagga, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the suitability of a range of lentil varieties and breeding lines differing in flowering
    and maturity characteristics for crop-topping/desiccation.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To determine the correct maturity timing required in field pea for successful crop topping practice.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Crop
Balaklava, SA
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Aims:

  • To compare current and potential fungicide options for the control of blackspot in field pea.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Fungicide Fungicide Type
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To maximise yield of new field pea varieties through the identification of optimum sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Minnipa, SA
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Aims:

  • To maximise yield of new field pea varieties through the identification of optimum sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Hart, SA
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties and breeding lines to wider row
    spacing’s sown inter-row in to standing stubble compared with conventional cropping systems
    (narrow row spacing with slashed stubble).
  • The interaction sowing times is also compared.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing Sowing Row spacing
Curyo, VIC
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Aims:

  • To maximise performance of a range of new field pea varieties across a range of sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Sowing Timing
Yenda, NSW
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Aims:

  • To investigate the adaptability of a range of field pea varieties and breeding lines to differing
    sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Timing
Vectis, VIC
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Aims:

  • To maximise yield of new field pea varieties through the identification of optimum sowing dates.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Stubble Stubble Management
Minnipa, SA
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Aims:

  • To maximise performance of a range of new field pea varieties across a range of plant densities.
  • The information from this trial will be used to improve current grower sowing time
    recommendations and variety selections.

Crop type: Field peas 1 trial Sowing Sowing Rate Variety Variety Type
Yenda, NSW
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