CHICKPEA INOCULANT PLACEMENT
COMPARISON OF CHICKPEA INOCULANT PLACEMENT AND THE INTERACTION WITH SEED APPLIED FUNGICIDE
Chickpeas are a well suited break crop option for the Dalwallinu region. Good root nodulation from symbiosis of rhizobia and plant roots is required for improved chickpea growth, as well as providing nitrogen benefits to following cereal crops. Whilst it is recommended that all chickpea crops are treated with seed applied fungicide to manage seed borne Ascochyta risk, it is also known that fungicide based seed dressings can impact on survival of rhizobia and limit root nodulation. We plan to demonstrate a range both peat and granular inoculant options for chickpeas, placement of these products with seed vs. with fertiliser, and the interactions of these products with seed applied fungicide to ensure growers are aware of best practice methods for achieving good nodulation on their chickpea crops.
Proposed Trial Site Design and Treatments
Table 1. Outline of proposed treatments at each site.
Table 2. Site layout and treatment location for each site in this project. Include a preferred north point if known.
10m x 104m trial size. Will need space of 25m x 115m to allow space for seeder to turn around.
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