Best management guide
Mungbean production: northern region
Mungbean is native to the Indo-Burma region with India, Burma, Thailand and Indonesia producing almost 90 per cent of the world's production. There are two distinct types of mungbean grown in Australia: Vigna radiata (green) and V. mungo (black).
Mungbeans are mainly sprouted and consumed cooked or raw. However, mungbeans may also be split, boiled, roasted or ground into flour to make a variety of desserts, snacks and main dishes.
Mungbean is a summer pulse crop grown in Queensland and northern NSW. It fits well in the northern cropping system and has two planting opportunities—spring and summer.
Best management guideThe complete mungbean best management guide can be found on the Australian Mungbean Association website.
The four main classes of mungbean produced in Australia are large-seeded shiny green, small-seeded shiny green, large seeded dull green and black.