Blog — Agronomy alert

Mungbeans back in the rotation

March 21, 2016
Like many growers, Ian Wolski was ‘bitten’ by mungbeans in the 1980s and as a result had steered clear of growing them for the last 25 years.

Minor use permits update

March 15, 2016
Several insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, crop desiccants, stored grain insecticides and rodenticides are registered or under permit for use in pulse crops.

Fusarium wilt raises its head in mungbean crops

March 14, 2016
Fusarium wilt has raised its head in mungbean crops across southern Queensland in recent weeks, prompting calls from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) for growers to submit samples for disease testing.

Global Survey Shows Shortfall in Research Investment in Pulses

March 02, 2016
LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA, March 1, 2016: A new global survey among leading agricultural research institutions and personnel shows a concern that the current level of research funding into pulses - the edible dried seeds of legume crops, such as lentils, dry peas, chickpeas and beans – is too low and this may be handicapping efforts to improve food security and agricultural sustainability.

AUSTRALIAN RECORD PULSE EXPORTS

February 11, 2016
2015 was a year of stark contrasts for the Australian pulse industry. While growers in the northern growing region experienced an excellent season and achieved record production levels, severe hot dry conditions in spring heavily impacted pulses, along with cereals and oilseed crops, grown in the southern regions.