Farm Table says:
The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.
Take key messages from the paper include:
- Chickpea and lentil can be successfully grown on sands outside their traditional growing areas.
- Chickpea and lentil can be sown to depths of up to 200mm, with no delay to emergence and no impact on establishment, phenology and yield.
- In the low to medium rainfall areas earlier sowing produces higher yields in chickpea and lentil
- Sowing position (edge/inter-row) on ameliorated sand makes no difference to plant establishment and yield, however, continued seasons of edge row sowing could offer a benefit.