March 16, 2020
Free testing for viruses on pulse seed samples from 2019 harvest.
August 06, 2019
Fungicides registered for use in pulse crops during the 2019 winter cropping season.
December 21, 2018
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has issued warnings about lupin seed for sowing, stock feed and fodder from Western Australia and South Australia being prohibited in NSW as it is a pathway for introduction of anthracnose.
November 27, 2018
NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has alerted farmers to early signs of a toxic fungus which causes lupinosis, a disease which can lead to production losses and deaths when livestock graze infected lupin stubble.
November 07, 2018
Be aware of market risks involved with herbicide and desiccant use in pulse and canola crops close to harvest this season.
August 23, 2018
Seasonal conditions have varied widely across Australian cropping areas. Generally, conditions have not favoured diseases, even though many need only limited moisture to infect crops (heavy dew may provide enough moisture). Monitoring needs to be continued through the different growth stages of the crop. With good access for ground sprayers this year, allowing for high water rates and canopy penetration, timely fungicide application will give the crop the best chance of a high yield.
December 19, 2017
Recall of Motac 500 SC Fungicide and Spin Flo Systemic Fungicide
October 16, 2017
Megoura crassicauda is a new pest in Australia that could impact some legume crops, particularly faba bean, broad bean and vetch. Megoura crassicauda is an aphid species native to north-east Asia, and was considered an exotic pest in Australia prior to its detection on broad bean plants in a suburb of metropolitan Sydney, October 2016. After this initial detection in Australia, eradication of M. crassicauda was deemed unfeasible based on previous unsuccessful attempts to eradicate exotic aphid species.
September 25, 2017
PBA Leeman is a high yielding narrow leaf lupin suited to an area stretching from the Northern Agricultural Region through to the Lakes District in the south.
September 21, 2017
Substantial yield improvements in two new lupin varieties today launched at the Henty Machinery Field Days will be welcomed by growers in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.