Authors: Michael Moodie1, Charlton Jeisman1 and Ray Correll2
1Frontier Farming Systems and 2RHO Environmetrics
Funded By: South Australian Grain Industry Trust
Project Title: Profitable Pulses for the Murray Plains
Peer Review: Tanja Morgan (MSF)
Key Words: Canola, Chickpea, Field Pea, Lentil, Vetch, Faba bean, Gross Margin
- Low growing season rainfall restricted the yields of all break crops at Sedan in 2019.
- The best chickpea, field pea, lentil and faba bean varieties produced grain yields of 0.3-0.4 t/ha.
- Lentils were the most profitable break crop option with PBA Hallmark producing a small positive gross margin.
- Applying gibberellic acid to vetch did not effect overall production or canopy height.
- Inoculating chickpea has a positive effect on nodulation but this did not result in yield benefits in 2019.