Lentil Variety Trial
J.A. Torrion, Ze Fang, Amanda Shine
To evaluate lentils for yield and agronomic performance in Northwestern Montana
The trial was planted under rainfed conditions with adequate subsurface moisture on silt loam soil. A pre-plant incorporated herbicide (Triflurex) was applied, but weeds persisted in the trial, and thus weeds were also controlled manually. Table 1 shows the detailed management information.
Besides plant height at maturity, no other traits were significant in the 2018 lentil trial. Plant height at maturity ranged from 31.8 to 21.3 inches (Table 2).
Table 1. Management information
|Seeding date:||5/8/2018||Harvest date:||9/7/2018|
|Julian date:||128||Julian date:||250|
|Seeding rate:||12 plants/ft2||Soil nutrient residual (lbs/A):||93-7-84 (Fall, 2017)|
|Previous crop:||Spring wheat||Nutrient fertilizer applied (lbs/A):||0/50/0|
|Soil type:||Creston Silt loam||Seed treatment:||Cruiser 5FS, Apron Maxx RTA|