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Indian government lifts then reimposes pea import ban

Henry Wells, 31 August 2018

Trade sources report India lifted its ban on certain classes of imported peas mid-week, then reimposed the ban yesterday, to add further uncertainty to the world’s biggest pulse market.

Australia’s May chickpea exports drop 37pc to 43,856t

Liz Wells, 12 July 2018

Australia exported 43,856 tonnes of chickpeas in May, down 37pc from the April figure of 69,103t, according to the latest data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Mungbeans go mainstream in high production year

Neil Lyon, 20 June 2018

The 2018 mungbean season is drawing to a close, ending on a high note that has seen production reach around the second highest year ever and the crop consolidate its new-found mainstream status.

Managing pulses for maximum nitrogen

Grain Central, 17 May 2018

Environment and agronomic management are critical considerations for growers looking to impact the capacity of pulse crops to fix soil nitrogen (N) and deliver a valuable boost to their farming system productivity.

India temporarily bans Canadian yellow pea imports

Henry Wells, 27 April 2018

India has switched its import policy on yellow peas from “free” to “restricted”, effectively placing a temporary ban on fresh arrivals of peas typically sold by Canada to India.

Australian-first research project to tackle pulse storage issues

Liz Wells, 11 April 2018

What is believed to be Australia’s first research program directed at finding ways to control a major pest of stored pulses is about to get underway in Queensland.

South Australia’s Viterra breaks daily port loading record

Grain Central, 03 April 2018

South Australian bulk handler Viterra broke its daily record for out-turning grain for export last Monday by loading more than 100,000 tonnes of grain, 11,000t up on the previous record of 89,000t set in April 2013.

Southern growers set to tweak winter crop mix

Neil Lyon, 23 March 2018

Attractive pricing for barley and a lift in returns from sheep production are likely to see grain growers in Australia’s southern farming zones tweak the winter crop mix this season.

Weak prices prompt growers to store, market chickpeas

Henry Wells, 21 March 2018

The chickpea price bubble has well and truly burst, and the cold, hard reality is growers are going to have to be prepared to market the pulse in the same way as they do their cereals.

WA pulse agronomist wins Seed of Light award

Grain Central, 27 February 2018

A leading pulse agronomist and game changer in the field of break crop research in Western Australia has been named the winner of the 2018 GRDC western region Seed of Light award.