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  • Grower came for high prices, stayed for rotational benefits
    Pulses, 22 Dec 2021
    Grower came for high prices, stayed for rotational benefits

    Like many Eyre Peninsula growers, Tarren Minhard was attracted by the high price lentils were fetching in 2015 and 2016, but he has stayed for the rotational benefits they offer.

  • Pulse establishment under investigation
    Pulses, 11 Dec 2021
    Pulse establishment under investigation

    Simulation modelling, together with field and pot trials, is showing pulses could be sown deeper and earlier to improve performance in regions of Western Australia, especially in regions where climate is changing. Honing her agronomy skills on a GRDC capacity-building project, Dr Sarah Rich enjoys contributing her insights and expertise to issues of priority for the Australian grains industry.

  • Legacy created for Australian mungbeans
    Pulses, 08 Dec 2021
    Legacy created for Australian mungbeans

    Legacy information is being generated for the Australian mungbean industry by improving the model component of APSIM Next Gen to provide insights to improve mungbean agronomic recommendations to reduce climate risks and yield variability. The work is underpinned by a GRDC-supported capacity-building project.

  • Role models nurture plant pathology skills
    Pulses, 07 Dec 2021
    Role models nurture plant pathology skills

    Genetic and pathology skills are being honed to support improved management of Sclerotinia stem rot through a GRDC-supported capacity-building project. Virginia Mwape only intended to come to Australia for a short course but, encouraged by Australia’s scientists, she has stayed on to complete a master’s and now a doctorate in philosophy, specialising in pathology.

  • Many mentors shape calling to improve pulses
    Pulses, 16 Nov 2021
    Many mentors shape calling to improve pulses

    Mentors play a formative part in shaping a career, as Dr Lachlan Lake can attest to from his experience gaining valuable qualifications and experience on a GRDC capacity-building project focused on pulse adaptability

  • Lentil performance push in southern Australia
    Pulses, 14 Oct 2021
    Lentil performance push in southern Australia

    Experimental lentil research exploring waterlogging tolerance, yield plasticity and growth-yield coupling helps to lift the pulse crop's performance across southern Australia.

  • Two-step approach to high-performance pulses
    Pulses, 22 Sep 2021
    Two-step approach to high-performance pulses

    Researchers are developing new agro-genetic packages for lentils and field peas that have potential to provide a step change in pulse productivity across southern growing areas.

  • New mungbean a gem despite setbacks
    Pulses, 08 Sep 2021
    New mungbean a gem despite setbacks

    Breil Jackson tested Opal-AU (PBR) mungbeans this year with pleasing results

  • Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Pulses, 07 Aug 2021
    Risk management means weeds management for SA grower

    Andrew runs the family’s mixed farming enterprise. He says the wild radish problem turned a lot of people away from growing pulses in the region, but that is now changing due to new chemistry and new techniques.

  • 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.

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