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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.

Pulse breeding advances

December 13, 2016
GRDC investment in pulse research is outlined in the November–December 2016 Ground Cover Supplement, including the superior quality varieties delivered through Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA), National Mungbean Improvement Program and National Vetch Breeding Program.