Pulses

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

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

Australian Pulse Conference shines spotlight on research, production, markets

The Australian Pulse Conference (APC) 2019 will take place 15-17 October at Horsham in the Wimmera district of Victoria, one of Australia’s major pulse-producing, processing and packing regions…Read More

Liz Wells, September 20, 2019

National pulse crop at 1.69Mt seen down on last year: Pulse Australia

Australia’s major pulse crops are forecast to yield 1.69 million tonnes (Mt), down from 1.8Mt harvested last year, according to the latest Pulse Australia crop report…Read More

Grain Central, September 9, 2019

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