Faba Beans

The GRDC Project “Development and validation of soil amelioration and agronomic practices to realise the genetic potential of grain crops grown under a high yield potential, irrigated environment in the northern and southern regions” included 66 replicated field trials per year for 3 years. The trials cover the major irrigation types distributed across the Murrumbidgee and Murray Valleys of southern NSW, the Murray Valley of northern Victoria, south-east SA, SA/Vic Mallee and Tasmania. 
Project Aim
The project aimed to evaluate crop response to agronomic practice across a range of irrigated systems and quantify yield potential in different environments (targeting >4 t/ha canola, >6 t/ha in faba bean, >10 t/ha in durum and >19 t/ha in maize). 
The Faba Beans trials include:
  • Germplasm x Plant population (overhead and flood) 
  • Rotational break effect (overhead) 
  • Incorporation of faba bean stubble on Durum wheat 
  • Germplasm x disease management interaction 
  • Lodging control
Final Results

Faba Bean Good Management Guide

View the results from 3 years of research