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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2016
The variety PBA Nasma has significantly larger seed than previous varieties released for northern NSW, which will improve market acceptance. In trials, PBA Nasma has demonstrated higher yield than older varieties and acceptable disease resistance, as a result it is likely to be widely adopted in the north.
April 15, 2016
Unfortunately many growers have recently been disappointed to learn that their order was cancelled due to the low germination rates in the bulk of the seed stock. Rain before harvest is the cause of the unacceptable germination rates in affected seed, principally sourced from the Moora district.
April 12, 2016
A recent analysis of the prevalence of Parkinson’s Disease across rural and urban locations has found a cluster of four adjoining rural local government areas in Victoria where a higher percentage of people are living with this debilitating disease.
March 24, 2016
While narrow leaf lupin crops perform well on wider row spacing, recent research shows that albus lupin crops are best kept on narrow rows.
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.
March 17, 2016
The Northern Pulse Agronomy team has kicked some very significant goals in the last couple of years and now it’s time to assess the impact and set new goals.
March 15, 2016
Australia’s largest plant breeding company Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) is adding lupins to its grains breeding portfolio.