Authors

G H. Walton

Publication Date

4-1989

Series Number

19

Abstract

Conclusions about the geographic and climatic limitations to the economic production of some pulse species in Western Australia cannot be too definite after only two years of gathering data. The yield results confirm the superior adaptation of field pea and narrow-leaf lupin over the faba bean, chickpea, narbonne bean and lentil. In 1987, a relationship was found within specific crop cultivars / accessions, between seed yield and the spring (September + October) rainfall. It is expected that soil type will influence the yield response through variations in moisture retention capacity, fertility and root penetration. Any relationship between yield and environmental factors will probably also have to include a crop factor such as level of disease perhaps as a function of rainfall.

Number of Pages

58

ISSN

0817-8860

Keywords

Western Australia, Farming Systems

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