Australian chickpea, lentil exports surge in August

Australian exports of lentils surged in August to reflect India’s reduced tariff, and chickpea exports also climbed on the back of increased shipments to major markets Pakistan and Bangladesh…Read More

Liz Wells, October 15, 2021

Ascochyta alert issued for chickpeas

Chickpea growers are being encouraged to check for the disease, ascochyta blight, with wet seasons and rising temperatures a contributor to high disease load in some crops…Read More

Grain Central, October 11, 2021

Kevin Moore: the ‘go to’ doctor for chickpea disease management

Chickpeas’ rise to prominence as a mainstream crop throughout the northern farming zone has been due, in no small part, to the efforts and expertise of NSW DPI plant pathologist, Kevin Moore…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 7, 2021

Fall armyworm puts beans to the side, tucks into corn

Mungbeans and soybeans appear to be off the menu for the damaging exotic pest, fall armyworm, but maize and sorghum are among its favourite foods…Read More

Neil Lyon, April 28, 2021

Scientists discover cause of faba bean gall disease

Researchers at The University of Western Australia (UWA) have identified the cause of the devastating faba bean gall disease for the first time…Read More

Grain Central, April 19, 2021

African project highlights importance of legume crops on World Pulses Day

The Tropical Legumes initiative has worked to develop and distribute high-yielding, climate-resilient legume varieties to millions of poor farmers in drought-prone areas of Africa…Read More

Grain Central, February 10, 2021

Researchers investigate virus outbreak in faba beans

A combination of a wet start to the year and the perfect breeding ground for aphids may have been responsible for unusually severe outbreaks of viruses in faba bean crops in northern NSW this season…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2020

Tamworth to host national chickpea breeding program

A new national chickpea breeding program to be based at Tamworth in north west New South Wales has been launched under the banner of Chickpea Breeding Australia…Read More

Grain Central, October 23, 2020

Chickpea disease management trials show promise

Research aimed at helping northern growers protect chickpea production is showing promising results in trials run by the NSW DPI…Read More

Grain Central, September 25, 2020

Second virus suspected in faba bean disease outbreak

The bean yellow mosaic virus outbreak that has hit faba bean crops in recent weeks, particularly in north west New South Wales, may be being amplified by the presence of a second virus…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 21, 2020

Yellow mosaic virus strikes faba bean crops

Faba bean crops, particularly in north west NSW, are bearing the brunt of a yellow mosaic virus outbreak that has produced unusually high levels of damage, and in some instances totally wiped out plants…Read More

Neil Lyon, September 11, 2020

ABARES revises forecasts for major pulses to 2.58Mt

In figures released yesterday, ABARES has forecast production of Australia’s five major pulse crops at 2.58 million tonnes, up 10pc from its initial forecast released in June…Read More

Grain Central, September 9, 2020

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