Blog — PulseCheck–Coastal

Eton grower builds legume planter

September 21, 2019
Mackay cane grower Ray Abela has learnt lessons direct from the grains industry to improve his fallow cropping, and has put this knowledge to use by building a new air seeder to plant legume crops.

2019 field pea – grey soil, Calavos

September 18, 2019
Follow this crop of Maki field pea growing through winter and intended for harvest just before planting cane in spring. Planted on a grey soil block south of Bundaberg, Qld.

Desiccation options for northern pulses

September 17, 2019
Desiccation is a useful aid to harvest of legume crops but it involves careful management to ensure the grain is below the maximum residue limits (MRL) accepted in the destination market.

2019 HatTrick chickpea at Byee

September 12, 2019
Check in on the progress of this PBA HatTrick chickpea crop on heavy black/grey soil near Byee, Inland Burnett. Planted late June 2019, following cotton.

Soybeans, reduced tillage and mill by-products

September 09, 2019
Alan Munro is a cane and soybean grower at Woodford Island at Harwood in NSW. He has been a long-term user of mill mud at his farm and hosted trials that looked at whether compost and mill by-products impact on yield and nematode populations.

Nitrogen management in legume crops

August 30, 2019
Maximising nitrogen fixation in your crop DAF Principal Soil Microbiologist Nikki Seymour (C&FS) presented the information below to growers, industry staff and resellers in the Burdekin, Herbert and Mackay regions. With the planting window for a number of legume crops fast approaching, around 100 people attended the three events with overall positive feedback received from all those who attended. The sessions focused on best management practice to ensure that the legumes develop sufficient nodules to create their own nitrogen source. Survey data indicated up to 40% change in knowledge in corr...