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  • Southern push into summer legumes
    Pulses, 29 May 2021
    Southern push into summer legumes

    Alternative legume options are opening the door to summer cropping in southern farming systems.

  • Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production
    Pulses, 10 May 2021
    Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production

    The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project was established to help growers maximise income from pulses. GroundCover spoke to some of the people involved in the project about its outcomes. Vetch has been a staple in the rotation of third-generation grain grower Jeff Nickolls since he began producing it during the 1990s on the family farm south of Pinnaroo, near the South Australia–Victoria border.

  • New chickpea offers regional balance
    Pulses, 25 Mar 2021
    New chickpea offers regional balance

    The first variety released by the new chickpea breeding initiative encompasses what a joint $30 million, five-year program aims to achieve – broad adaptation to all Australian chickpea growing regions.

  • Mungbeans move to end point royalty system
    Pulses, 13 Mar 2021
    Mungbeans move to end point royalty system

    An end point royalty collection for mungbeans will start from October 1.

  • Legumes a winner for Wimmera farming family
    Pulses, 06 Jan 2021
    Legumes a winner for Wimmera farming family

    Being able to grow a good pulse crop is only part of the story: understanding the market, growing what buyers want and proper handling of grain are also crucial for ensuring the best returns.

  • National program for chickpea breeding launched
    Pulses, 04 Jan 2021
    National program for chickpea breeding launched

    A five-year breeding program has been launched, boosting breeding capacity in traditional areas while expanding chickpeas’ geographic reach

  • Vetch trialled as a dual-purpose break crop
    Pulses, 26 Nov 2020
    Vetch trialled as a dual-purpose break crop

    Difficult-to-manage sodic and dispersive soils make growing high-value pulse crops a challenge for the Allen family, but vetch is showing promise on soils less prone to transient waterlogging

  • Addressing the crop sequence dilemma
    Pulses, 14 Nov 2020
    Addressing the crop sequence dilemma

    Growing understanding of biological constraints is driving a rethink on matching crop sequences, that include pulses, to production systems and environments for the medium-rainfall zone of the Western Australia.

  • Sleeves-up search for the elusive pulse option
    Pulses, 02 Nov 2020
    Sleeves-up search for the elusive pulse option

    Corrigin, Western Australia, grower Gavin Hooper is searching for a high-value legume that suits his low-rainfall cropping environment. Hooper and his family have been involved in several GRDC projects and other industry trials aiming to identify pulses adapted for their environment.

  • Drought research probes roots–soil bond
    Pulses, 10 Sep 2020
    Drought research probes roots–soil bond

    In the continuing quest to develop more resilient grain crops, Australian scientists are investigating the mechanisms that drought-tolerant plants use for survival under water-limited conditions

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