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  • 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

  • Roots-soil interplay the new production frontier
    Pulses, 09 Sep 2020
    Roots-soil interplay the new production frontier

    University of Adelaide researchers are analysing soils from across Australia in a search for microbes that will boost chickpea productivity

  • Better chickpea screening
    Pulses, 25 Jul 2020
    Better chickpea screening

    Improved screening techniques will test the extent of acid soil tolerance in diverse chickpea collections.

  • Pulse cycle key to adaptation
    Pulses, 20 Jul 2020
    Pulse cycle key to adaptation

    Adaptation of Australian pulses honed by genetic knowledge powered by international alliances.

  • Enlightened pulse breeding
    Pulses, 19 Jul 2020
    Enlightened pulse breeding

    Pulse breeding is being accelerated by combining plant biology and light technology know-how

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