Chickpea Varieties for the Northern Mallee, Werrimull

Trial Methodology

The trial was sown on the 4th of May.  Each variety was sown at the seeding rates specified in the table below.  The trial was sown with a tyned seeder fitted with paired row roots boots.  Granulock Z was supplied as starter fertliser at 50 kg/ha.  All varieties were inoculated with a group N Tagteam Granular. Simazine (200 g/ha), Diuron (200 g/ha) and Balance (80 g/ha) were applied as pre-emergent herbicides and were incorporated before sowing (IBS). 

The trial has shown differences between varieties for grain yield, however there was no effect of fungicide application.

Early flowering and maturing PBA Monarch (2.61 t/ha) and PBA Striker (2.58 t/ha) were the varieties with the highest grain yields.

Genesis Kalkee, a mid-late flowering and late maturing variety had a grain yield of 2.33 t/ha, closely followed by the mid flowering and mid maturing varieties CBA Captain and PBA Royal with mean grain yields of 2.33 t/ha and 2.34 t/ha respectively.

This virtual field day has been developed as part of the Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) project:
“Facilitating enhanced knowledge sharing of Mallee sustainable farming practices”
This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

The research featured in this virtual field day was completed as part of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded project:
• Understanding the implications of new traits on the adaption, crop physiology and management of pulses in the southern region (DAV00150)
This trial was managed by Frontier Farming Systems and Agricultural Victoria