Blog — Agronomy alert

Pulse options after a failed pulse crop

January 15, 2016
Sowing pulses on pulses increases the risk of crop failure in seasons favourable for disease development. Many pathogens that cause common diseases in pulse crops can survive quite well in dry years

Phil Bowden joins the Pulse Australia industry development team

January 13, 2016
After graduating from Hawkesbury Agricultural College in 1976, Phil began his career as an agronomist with Agrisearch Services based in Orange and Toowoomba. This was followed by several years working with multinational Schering AG as an agronomist, working at Wee Waa, Warren and Trangie, primarily in cotton trials.

Back to back chickpea is high risk

December 30, 2015
Most growers are aware of the recommendation to not plant chickpea into paddocks with a recent history of pulse crops. The current high chickpea prices however are very attractive and some growers may be wondering if the risk is worth the potential financial gain.

Choosing field pea varieties in WA

December 29, 2015
Recommended for districts, particularly Agzone 5, where Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) is a yield and grain quality threat in Western Australia. Can be co-mingled for delivery with all kaspa type varieties.

Australian Pulse Conference 2016

December 10, 2015
The success of the inaugural PBA Pulse Conference held in 2013, and attended by almost 200 delegates, inspired the PBA partners to ensure that the conference continues to be inclusive of all the pulse community, hence the Australian Pulse Conference (APC) has been born.

These are my pulses!

December 09, 2015
‘These are my pulses’ photo and video competition is open until 5 pm on 28 February 2016. The Australian National Committee, with the support of Pulse Australia, has launched the competition to capture and showcase Australian pulse related stories.

Why support the AMA Seed Scheme

December 09, 2015
At planting time I am often reminded of my father Alec saying that the cheapest input into our family farming operation was good quality planting seed. He had experienced the disappointing results of soybean planting seed that proved to have poor germination percentage, combined with a lack of vigour, even though the seed had been stored under cool conditions.