Blog — Agronomy alert

Peat best performing inoculant

August 31, 2017
On-seed application of peat slurry has provided the best nodulation, grain yield and nitrogen fixation in experiments comparing different methods of inoculating legumes.

2017 pulse fungicide guides

July 08, 2017
Pulse Australia has compiled fungicide use guides for the 2017 season. These guides provide a consolidated list of chemicals and approved usage patterns, for both on-label and permit.

NSW lupin anthracnose 2017

July 05, 2017
The lupin anthracnose biosecurity zone (which encompasses the Local Government Areas of Cootamundra/Gundagai, Junee and Coolamon) has special conditions including restrictions on the growing and sale of certain lupins within the zone.

Fungicide permits update

June 06, 2017
In the face of heightened fungal disease pressure in 2017 a number of new fungicide permits have been issued for the protection of chickpea, faba bean, lentil and field pea crops.

Biosecurity in the pulse industry

May 02, 2017
Agronomists who use their work vehicles, including quad bikes that are transported from farm to farm, to inspect paddocks need to make time to remove any soil or plant material that may risk spreading pests, diseases and weed seeds.

2017 pulse variety guide

January 21, 2017
Characteristics of current chickpea, faba bean, field pea and lupin varieties including disease resistance and adaptation to assist with pulse variety selection in 2017 winter cropping season.

Protecting mungbean inoculant

January 13, 2017
Rhizobia bacteria mortality is very high if the inoculant products are not treated carefully. These living organisms are required for legume crops to fix atmospheric nitrogen to meet the crop's needs and potentially add nitrogen to the soil N reserves.

Paddock selection 2017

January 11, 2017
With the harvest finally over, attention now turns to fine-tuning planned crop rotations and making paddock selections that take into account the higher disease pressure in many crops in 2016, due to prolonged wet conditions in winter and spring.