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2017 pulse variety guide

January 21, 2017
Characteristics of current chickpea, faba bean, field pea and lupin varieties including disease resistance and adaptation to assist with pulse variety selection in 2017 winter cropping season.

Protecting mungbean inoculant

January 13, 2017
Rhizobia bacteria mortality is very high if the inoculant products are not treated carefully. These living organisms are required for legume crops to fix atmospheric nitrogen to meet the crop's needs and potentially add nitrogen to the soil N reserves.

Paddock selection 2017

January 11, 2017
With the harvest finally over, attention now turns to fine-tuning planned crop rotations and making paddock selections that take into account the higher disease pressure in many crops in 2016, due to prolonged wet conditions in winter and spring.

ACIAR pulse project in Pakistan

January 04, 2017
A new 5-year multidisciplinary Australian aid project will engage with researchers and local farmers, particularly women, to identify the constraints to pulse crop production and profitability in Pakistan.

Sclerotes in chickpea and lentil

December 22, 2016
Due to higher than normal fungal disease pressure in many regions during the 2016 winter growing season, sclerotes (fungal disease survival structures) have been found in some chickpea and lentil grain deliveries.