Manganese deficiency treatments put to test in WA

Trials have put different treatments to the test to help determine how to address manganese (Mn) deficiency in lupin crops – an issue that has made an unwelcome return to parts of Western Australia in recent years…Read More

Grain Central, June 23, 2020

Wild chickpea relatives offer new hope in fight against root lesion nematodes

A new collection of wild chickpea species from Turkey found to be more resistant to root lesion nematodes could hold the key to breeding resistant Australian chickpea varieties…Read More

Grain Central, June 19, 2020

High Ascochyta levels pose threat to chickpea crops

There is potential for a widespread outbreak of Ascochyta blight disease in chickpea crops across NSW and Queensland if forecasts of a wet winter materialise…Read More

Grain Central, June 3, 2020

Swathing could offer early harvest option for mungbeans

Farmers are taking a close look at the potential to use swathing techniques on mungbean crops at harvest instead of the more conventional approach of applying chemical desiccant and direct harvesting…Read More

Neil Lyon, May 22, 2020

Debate over peanut origin laid to rest

Researchers have found that the peanut originated 450,000 years ago, not 10,000 years ago as some have thought,..Read More

Grain Central, May 22, 2020

Queensland researchers launch new mungbean ‘gem’

Queensland Government plant breeders have developed a new disease-resistant variety of mungbean with high yield potential…Read More

Grain Central, April 29, 2020

Chickpea yields boosted by subsurface drip irrigation

New data analysis has shown that growing chickpeas under aerated subsurface drip irrigation can boost yields by up to 27 per cent…Read More

Grain Central, April 29, 2020

Drought turns attention to more resilient crops

More frequent and severe droughts have hit a critical juncture for agriculture – the point where farmers need to swap out standard staple crops because they are insufficiently drought resilient…Read More

Grain Central, April 24, 2020

Increase pulse inoculant to avoid nodulation failure in dry conditions

Growers planning to dry sow pulses are encouraged to double the rate of peat inoculant or use a granular inoculant which delivers a high number of rhizobia at sowing to increase the likelihood of successful nodulation and nitrogen fixation…Read More

Grain Central, March 13, 2020

Search for drought-tolerant chickpeas gathers pace

Researchers are employing novel technology to speed their search for genetic material to develop drought-tolerant chickpeas…Read More

Grain Central, January 17, 2020

Pigeonpea needs integrated weed management

As an emerging crop of importance to the grains and livestock industries, researchers have begun the task of investigating the agronomic requirements of pigeonpea in the Australian environment…Read More

Cindy Benjamin, WeedSmart, January 14, 2020

To spray or not to spray: new app for mungbean disease management

A new app has been developed to help mungbean growers across Queensland and NSW better manage the problematic disease powdery mildew…Read More

Grain Central, December 3, 2019

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