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Lentils up, fabas cut in Pulse Australia crop forecast

Guest Author, 11 October 2017

Pulse Australia’s estimate for Australia’s 2017 lentil production has this week been lifted 29 per cent to 540,000 tonnes from the ABARES figure of 419,000t released in its September crop report, while the faba bean estimate has taken a hit, dropping 11pc to 305,000t from last month’s ABARES estimate of 341,000t.

Pre-emptive test to combat devastating chickpea disease

Neil Lyon, 09 October 2017

The addiction of Ascochyta blight to the list of diseases detected by the DNA-based soil test, PredictaB, will give chickpea growers an extra tool to assess inoculum carryover from previous chickpea crops and help them make more informed decisions on paddock selection.

Only time will tell…

Guest Author, 03 October 2017

Peter McMeekin looks at what lies behind the supply-and-demand outlook for the Australian chickpea crop now being harvested.

Containers set to dominate in diminished chickpea exports

Guest Author, 29 September 2017

Containers rather than bulk shipments are once again likely to account for the majority of Australia’s 2017/18 chickpea exports from the low-yielding crop which is showing the effects of a harsh growing season.

Shaky yields, short covering buoy chickpea values

Guest Author, 19 September 2017

An unimpressive yield outlook and short covering by traders to cover nearby bulk and containerised export commitments has lifted the price of chickpeas available in coming weeks to rates in excess of $950 per tonne.

Jack’s back…

Guest Author, 12 September 2017

Frost has impacted on the yield potential of Australia’s 2017 chickpea crop, and on winter crops generally across much of eastern Australia.

Tough August clips tonnage from Australian chickpea crop

Grain Central, 01 September 2017

An unseasonably hot and dry August, coupled with some harsh frosts, are expected to have trimmed at least 100,000 tonnes from the yield potential of Australia’s chickpea crop.

Export run-out limits Aussie exposure to Indian pulse policies

Guest Author, 23 August 2017

A huge domestic crop has seen the Indian Government start to limit imports on some pulses, but Australian traders are not expecting these alone to generate big price shocks for Australian chickpeas, lentils and mungbeans harvested or planted in 2017.

Frost adds insult to injury for thirsty winter crops

Guest Author, 22 August 2017

Chickpea yields in Australia’s key producing areas of Queensland and northern New South Wales are likely to have taken a hit from successive frosts in recent days, with crops on the Darling Downs of southern Queensland looking to be most affected.

Disease threat puts growers on ‘chickpea watch’

Grain Central, 10 August 2017

Chickpea growers and consultants are being advised to ‘monitor closely and act promptly’ to reduce the disease risk in this year’s crops and land the 2017 harvest safely.