Blog — Agronomy alert

Don’t sow field pea too early

May 13, 2015
Blackspot control in field peas is critical to avoid yield losses. Careful paddock selection to avoid a recent history of field pea is important to minimise the risk of blackspot spores from old stubbles reaching a newly emerged field pea crop.

Isolate new faba bean genetics

March 11, 2015
The best way to protect the excellent ascochyta blight resistance of the new faba bean variety, PBA Samira, is to ensure there is a 200 m buffer between faba bean crops.

Opportunities for albus lupin in 2015

March 10, 2015
This year many growers are choosing to include anthracnose resistant albus lupin in rotation on heavy soils. Currently, the solid prices offered for albus lupin and the lower production cost compared to canola makes an attractive combination.

Test field pea seed for virus

February 18, 2015
While the rain in many parts of the NSW and Victorian cropping zone over summer is very welcome, there is a heightened risk of early aphid flights that may spread viruses in young pulse crops.