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February 11, 2016
2015 was a year of stark contrasts for the Australian pulse industry. While growers in the northern growing region experienced an excellent season and achieved record production levels, severe hot dry conditions in spring heavily impacted pulses, along with cereals and oilseed crops, grown in the southern regions.

Pulse professional development

January 23, 2016
Registration is now open for the 2016 pulse crop training courses. The northern region chickpea courses are confirmed and the southern region lentil and faba bean courses will be confirmed soon.

Pulse options after a failed pulse crop

January 15, 2016
Sowing pulses on pulses increases the risk of crop failure in seasons favourable for disease development. Many pathogens that cause common diseases in pulse crops can survive quite well in dry years

Phil Bowden joins the Pulse Australia industry development team

January 13, 2016
After graduating from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1976, Phil began his career as an agronomist with Agrisearch Services based in Orange and Toowoomba. This was followed by several years working with multinational Schering AG as an agronomist, working at Wee Waa, Warren and Trangie, primarily in cotton trials.