Pulses

Understanding the cause and effect of herbicide carryover on pulses

Carryover of clopyralid or picloram-based herbicides that were applied in previous seasons can damage subsequent pulse crops. Until those herbicide residues have dissipated, the best solution is to plant a cereal or canola crop…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2019

Australia’s pulse R&D model appeals to Canada: APC2019

Canada’s pulse industry could benefit from an R&D model like Australia’s, according to Alberta Pulse Growers’ Nevin Rosaasen, who last week spoke at the Australian Pulse Conference…Read More

Liz Wells, October 22, 2019

Pulse field day raises curtain on APC2019 + PICS

The Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day showed off the Victorian Wimmera’s place as a powerhouse of pulse production to visitors to this week’s Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham…Read More

Liz Wells, October 16, 2019

PBA launches new pulse varieties at Horsham

New pulse varieties have been released by Plant Breeders Australia at the Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day which kicked off the annual Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham yesterday. ..Read More

Liz Wells, October 16, 2019

Australia, Canada collaboration on pulses merits consideration

Canada and Australia may be fierce competitors in some world pulse markets, but opportunities exist for them to pool resources in some areas…Read More

Liz Wells, September 30, 2019

Scientists challenge legume N perceptions

Recent research results have challenged the commonly held assumption that grain legumes bolster soil fertility and reduce N fertiliser needs…Read More

Grain Central, September 23, 2019

Set and forget weed control for fencelines

Having a ‘set and forget’ weed control option for fencelines could save money and arrest the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, November 5, 2019

Researchers double sorghum grain yield

Plant scientists in the United States, in their search for solutions to global food production challenges, have doubled the amount of grains that a sorghum plant can yield…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2019

Understanding the cause and effect of herbicide carryover on pulses

Carryover of clopyralid or picloram-based herbicides that were applied in previous seasons can damage subsequent pulse crops. Until those herbicide residues have dissipated, the best solution is to plant a cereal or canola crop…Read More

Grain Central, November 4, 2019

Tweaking genes in wild plants can create new food crops

CRISPR gene editing has opened up new opportunities for developing higher performing crops, but as a society we need to work out how such technology and plants will be regulated to ensure safety and acceptability…Read More

James Hereward and Caitlin Curtis, University of Queensland, November 4, 2019

Concerns mount over new-crop sorghum production

Prevailing drought conditions have seen a tiny early-plant sorghum crop go in in northern NSW and southern Queensland, as farmers wait for rain to either plant in the second window, or hold out for winter crop. ..Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, October 29, 2019

Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilisers

Scientists have discovered a partnership between wheat and soil fungi that could be utilised to develop new food crops and farming systems which are less reliant on fertilisers…Read More

Grain Central, October 29, 2019

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