Pulses

Faba beans find favour in NSW

Faba beans are expected to crib area from chickpeas this year for their brighter price prospects, and their ability to fix nitrogen. ..Read More

Liz Wells, May 6, 2022

Pulses set to grow in reduced crop area: ANZ

Following a contraction in the past two decades, Australia’s total pulse area is tipped to rise his year, according to an ANZ report…Read More

Grain Central, April 28, 2022

Eastern rains set scene for mungbean surge

The big wet that has blanketed the eastern farming regions has set the scene for big acreages of later-planted summer crops like mungbeans, sorghum, sunflowers and millet to go in over coming weeks…Read More

Liz Wells, December 3, 2021

Is the nitrogen benefit from pulses overstated?

Research is showing that the widely-held assumption that pulse crops boost soil nitrogen levels for following crops may not hold true in some instances…Read More

Liz Wells, November 24, 2021

AI helps design the perfect chickpea

A massive international research effort has led to the development of a genetic model for the ‘ultimate’ chickpea, with the potential to lift crop yields by up to 12 per cent…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2021

Scientists solve mystery of mouldy mungbeans, weedy pigeon peas

Researchers have cracked the case of what causes powdery mildew in mungbeans, and have also found how to control weeds and minimise production loss in pigeon peas…Read More

Grain Central, November 17, 2021

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

Liz Wells, 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

Liz Wells, 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

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