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  • Grower came for high prices, stayed for rotational benefits
    Grower came for high prices, stayed for rotational benefits
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 22 Dec 2021

    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.

  • Inoculant development a key to growing pulses on acidic soils
    Inoculant development a key to growing pulses on acidic soils
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 27 Sep 2021

    Bungeet, Victoria, growers John and Peter Alexander have grown a variety of pulses since starting with lupins in the late 1970s. They participate in GRDC’s Southern Pulse Extension Dookie Pulse Check discussion group, which connects like-minded growers who are happy to share their experiences.

  • Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Risk management means weeds management for SA grower
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 07 Aug 2021

    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.

  • Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production
    Chemical residue adds layer of complexity to legume production
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 10 May 2021

    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.

  • Confidence secures role for pulse
    Confidence secures role for pulse
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 10 Apr 2021

    Lentils are not as difficult to grow as they sound – that is the major lesson Brad Dennis says he learned in his first three years of growing the crop at Baroota, north of Port Pirie on the east coast of South Australia’s Spencer Gulf.

  • Grower groups prove a valuable learning curve
    Grower groups prove a valuable learning curve
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 09 Apr 2021

    The GRDC Southern Pulse Extension project was established to help growers maximise income from pulses. Ground Cover spoke to some of the people involved in the project about its outcomes.

  • Legumes a winner for Wimmera farming family
    Legumes a winner for Wimmera farming family
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 06 Jan 2021

    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.

  • Mindset shift makes ‘radical’ possible
    Mindset shift makes ‘radical’ possible
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 03 Nov 2020

    A profound mindset change and appreciation for the role of beneficial insects in an integrated pest management plan has led Western Districts grower Lachlan McDougall to reduce his reliance on pesticides.

  • Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer
    Versatile vetch a winner for Murray Plains mixed farmer
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 05 Oct 2020

    Vetch is highly versatile and can be grown for grazing, hay, green or brown manure, or grain production. South Australian grower Adrian Bormann says vetch is also reliable and can handle a wide range of soil types.

  • On-farm pulse push at Pyramid Hill in north-central Victoria
    On-farm pulse push at Pyramid Hill in north-central Victoria
    Author: Sandra Godwin, 24 Jun 2020

    Moon family's outlook on southern pulse expansion in a non-traditional growing area

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