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GRDC slashes funding

May 17, 2016
THE Grains Research and Development Corporation will slash more than half a million dollars from Pulse Australia to deliver agronomic information to growers. According to sources, this has been done so GRDC can deliver the services itself, which could cost three times more than at present.

Resilient mungbeans

May 14, 2016
Mungbean crops continue to surprise BGA senior agronomist Ian Crosthwaite. “At planting it is impossible to know exactly how the season will unfold but mungbean is showing itself to be a very reliable performer even under poor growing conditions,” he said.

Ascochyta warning

May 03, 2016
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) senior plant pathologist Dr Kevin Moore says current forecasts for above average winter rain and neutral to La Niña conditions in spring, plus evidence that the ascochyta blight fungus is changing and concerns about varietal purity, justify a conservative approach to ascochyta management this season.