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WEED CONTROL

BROADLEAD WEED CONTROL IN CHICKPEAS

Summary

Weeds are one of the main production problems in chickpeas and can reduce seed yield and quality
significantly. Aim of the trial is to demonstrate the comparative efficacy of old and new
herbicides/herbicide mixtures on broadleaf weeds and compare two chickpea varieties for
competitiveness against broadleaf weeds.

Trial Partner

DPIRD

Proposed Trial Site Design and Treatments

TBC

Trial design: Split plot design/randomised block design

No of chickpea varieties: 1, (Captain) and few plots of Neelan for comparing competitiveness against
weeds.


Herbicide treatments: 25 (including two untreated controls and weed free plots)


Plot size and reps: 20 m x 1.1 m (5 rows at 22 cm row spacing)


Replications: 3


Weeds required: Wild radish or spread Canola (3-5 plants/m-2), Capeweed, and doublegees (medium
density).

Table 2. Site layout and treatment location for each site in this project.

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10 m broadstrike post-em spay
across pre-em treatments
(Randomised block wise)

MAIN CONTACT DETAILS
Name: Dr Harmohinder Dhammu
Phone: (08) 9690 2217 and 0403 156 942
Email: harmohinder.dhammu@dprid.wa.gov.au

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