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Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.
New varieties have improved ascochyta resistance, but still need careful management.
Avoiding early infection is critical to managing ascochyta effectively.
Five varieties provide Western Australian chickpea growers with their best options for growing. These include PBA Striker, PBA Slasher, PBA Maiden, Neelam and Ambar.
Ambar is well adapted to most of southern Australia, particularly the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia.
Neelam is well adapted to most areas of southern Australia and offers ascochyta blight resistance in a mid flowering, mid maturing variety.
Chickpea are a suitable break crop for heavier soils with pH above 5.5 in Calcium Chloride. For trouble free chickpea growing ensure you select a current variety with tolerance to ascochyta, have a
In the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) kabuli chickpea is a high value industry producing large seeded, high quality grain for domestic and export markets.
In the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) kabuli chickpea is a high value, large seeded, good quality grain for domestic and export markets.
Kabuli chickpea provides a very profitable cropping option to Western Australian grain growers when produced under the right conditions and management.