Blog — Agronomy alert

Sclerotes in chickpea and lentil

December 22, 2016
Due to higher than normal fungal disease pressure in many regions during the 2016 winter growing season, sclerotes (fungal disease survival structures) have been found in some chickpea and lentil grain deliveries.

Pulse breeding advances

December 13, 2016
GRDC investment in pulse research is outlined in the November–December 2016 Ground Cover Supplement, including the superior quality varieties delivered through Pulse Breeding Australia (PBA), National Mungbean Improvement Program and National Vetch Breeding Program.

Anthracnose in albus lupins

October 24, 2016
Anthracnose detected in albus lupin crop in NSW has potential to seriously impact the industry. Across NSW, growers, agronomists, and advisors are asked to inspect lupin crops for symptoms of anthracnose and collect any suspect samples or report any suspect crops to NSW DPI. Please also notify regarding 'negative inspections' (where symptoms of the disease are not found), as this supports the on-going surveillance and eradication.

Avoiding harvester fires

October 24, 2016
Understand the risk of fire during harvest and take steps to reduce the risk and extent of damage due to header fires.

Pulse Australia and AHRI

October 21, 2016
Pulse Australia partners with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) to promote sustainable weed management options for the summer cropping regions.

2016 fungicide guides

September 26, 2016
In light of the ongoing pressure for fungal disease in chickpea, faba bean and lentil crops this year, Pulse Australia has compiled fungicide use guides for the 2016 season.

Fungicide permit update

July 31, 2016
New minor use permits have been obtained from APVMA for crop protection products used to control fungal diseases in chickpea and lentil crops this season.