PBA Nasma is well adapted to northern New South Wales where it has out-yielded PBA Warda by 3% in both rain fed and irrigated trials.
PBA Nasma—northern region faba bean
Pulse Australia has recently appointed Paul McIntosh to the role of industry development manager for the northern region. Paul describes the latest faba bean variety released from the pulse breeding program as ‘adding superior seed size to the excellent adaptation qualities of PBA Warda for the northern region’.
“PBA Nasma has a larger seed size than other varieties grown in the northern region,” he says. “Its large and uniform seed size and bright colour makes it readily acceptable in the human consumption market of the Middle East.”
PBA Nasma produces medium sized beige to brown seeds in the range of 61–79 g/100 seed, which is approximately 15–20% larger than PBA Warda. Seed colour changes during storage are similar to PBA Warda.
“Growers who have planted PBA Warda in the past will find PBA Nasma equally well adapted to northern New South Wales, where it has out-yielded PBA Warda by 3% in both rain fed and irrigated trials and offers a similar level of resistance to faba bean rust and tolerance to bean leaf roll virus (BLRV) as that of PBA Warda,” says Paul. PBA Nasma is a product of the PBA faba bean program led by Dr Jeff Paull, Adelaide University, in collaboration with leader of the northern pulse breeding node, Dr Kedar Adhikari, University of Sydney. An End Point Royalty (EPR) of $3.85 per tonne (GST inclusive), which includes breeder royalties, applies upon delivery of this variety.
For more information please contact Paul McIntosh, Pulse Australia (Industry Development Manager – Northern) P: 0429 566 198