Field Peas Western Region - GrowNotes™
Published: 22 Mar 2018
There are several types of field pea grown in Australia. Dun types are the most common; they usually have purple or faintly pink flowers and seeds that have yellow cotyledons, and a mixture of either green or brown seed coats. Some dun varieties, though, have almost uniformly green (Helena) or light brown to cream (KaspaP) seed coats.
Up until the early 2000s the field pea industry in Australia was based almost entirely on tall trailing, indeterminate flowering and late-maturing cultivars. More recently a major shift has occurred across southern Australia towards a uniquely Australian bred field pea plant ideotype (cv. KaspaP) that is broadly adapted.
- Planning/paddock preparation and planting
- Plant growth and physiology
- Nutrition and fertiliser
- Weed and insect control
- Nematode management
- Plant growth regulators and canopy management
- Crop desiccation and spray out
- Harvest and storage
- Environmental issues
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