Blog — Agronomy alert

Avoiding harvester fires

October 24, 2016
Understand the risk of fire during harvest and take steps to reduce the risk and extent of damage due to header fires.

Pulse Australia and AHRI

October 21, 2016
Pulse Australia partners with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) to promote sustainable weed management options for the summer cropping regions.

2016 fungicide guides

September 26, 2016
In light of the ongoing pressure for fungal disease in chickpea, faba bean and lentil crops this year, Pulse Australia has compiled fungicide use guides for the 2016 season.

Fungicide permit update

July 31, 2016
New minor use permits have been obtained from APVMA for crop protection products used to control fungal diseases in chickpea and lentil crops this season.

WA planning pulses for 2017

June 23, 2016
Pulse seed was in short supply in Western Australia this season and this has limited the area sown to chickpea particularly. To avoid a similar situation in 2017, Pulse Australia is urging growers to place their seed orders early.

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.