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These are my pulses!

December 09, 2015
‘These are my pulses’ photo and video competition is open until 5 pm on 28 February 2016. The Australian National Committee, with the support of Pulse Australia, has launched the competition to capture and showcase Australian pulse related stories.

Why support the AMA Seed Scheme

December 09, 2015
At planting time I am often reminded of my father Alec saying that the cheapest input into our family farming operation was good quality planting seed. He had experienced the disappointing results of soybean planting seed that proved to have poor germination percentage, combined with a lack of vigour, even though the seed had been stored under cool conditions.

Faba bean and residual herbicides

December 04, 2015
Herbicides applied to paddocks in 2014 and early 2015 did not break down adequately for re-cropping because of insufficient rainfall. The plant back periods on herbicide labels may stipulate a minimum rainfall requirement and where they do not the plant back periods may still be prolonged by dry conditions. Herbicides applied up to two years ago impacted crop health in some cases during 2015.

Winter crop post-harvest clean-up

November 20, 2015
Just prior to harvest there were many chickpea paddocks with large weeds towering above the crop that had germinated and grown through the life of the crop.

PBA Nasma—northern region faba bean

November 10, 2015
Paul describes the latest faba bean variety released from the pulse breeding program as ‘adding superior seed size to the excellent adaptation qualities of PBA Warda for the northern region’.