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Feed buoys demand in reshaped market: Pulse Australia

Liz Wells, 21 November 2018

Drought-driven domestic feed demand and alternative markets have supported prices for Australian pulses this year in the continued absence of their biggest export customer, India, according to the latest Pulse Australia Pulse Value Chain Guidance Note.

Peanut growers ready to roll with increased plantings

Grain Central, 30 October 2018

With a significant peanut plant expected across Queensland and New South Wales this year, growers are being urged to `keep it simple’ when it comes to agronomic management to maximise yield and quality.

Finding the balance in farming systems

Grain Central, 22 October 2018

New farming systems research on Queensland’s Darling Downs is working towards finding the impact of cropping rotations, intensity and nutrient strategies on productivity and sustainability.

JKI expands with purchase of Millmerran, Wondai pulse, seed plants

Henry Wells, 16 October 2018

JK International has bought the Wondai plant previously owned by Blue Ribbon Seeds, and the Champion Seeds plant at Millmerran, as its first investment in pulse and seed processing in regional Queensland.

Native budworms pose late threat to WA canola and pulses

Grain Central, 12 October 2018

Western Australian growers are advised to inspect canola and pulse crops for native budworm caterpillars (Helicoverpa punctigera), which have escalated in northern and central areas in recent weeks and could become an issue farther south.

Lupin disease and harvest challenges

Grain Central, 02 October 2018

A joint NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Local Land Services (LLS) surveillance operation in the Riverina is helping protect the state’s $65 million lupin industry from anthracnose disease.

World soybean production rises to 352Mt

Grain Central, 28 September 2018

Global soybean production stood at 352 million tonnes (Mt) in 2017, increasing by five per cent against the previous year figure, according to the “World – Soya Beans – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights” report published by IndexBox.

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.