This study, which ran from 2016 to 2019, evaluated how pea yields are affected by plant spacing arrangements, stand density, and individual plant structure. The project team also investigated how water availability at key crop development stages affect overall crop performance. The processing green-pea industry has identified that improved crop establishment practices are a key area to increase yields and profitability.


Detailed field trials were conducted across three production seasons (2016/7, 2017/8 and 2018/9) in northern Tasmania and at the Tasmania Institute of Agriculture (TIA). More than 430 large trial plots were implemented in addition to extensive commercial site surveys and glasshouse trials.