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.

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 Source Nikki Seymour, DAF Qld Good agronomy + Good inoculation = Good N fixation Generally, N fixation is related to the biomass of the crop so the bigger the crop the more N is fixed Agronomic practices that optimise plant growth will maximise N fixation Inoculants need careful handling as they contain live bacteria Poor nodulation can lead to N deficient crops, reduced grain protein and yield Rhizobium nodules on roots. Good Agronomy Good drainage – waterlogging can reduce N fixation and increase denitrification Minimise or eliminate N fertilise...

MRL essentials for pulses

July 08, 2019
Maximum residue levels (MRL) and withholding periods are essential safeguards for human health and international trade. We can't afford to ignore these regulations.