October 07, 2019
The Australian soybean plant breeding program is focussed on continual improvement of agronomic and end use traits.
October 07, 2019
When it comes to managing plant parasitic nematodes, legumes are a poor host (and therefore a good choice) compared to many other crops grown in coastal farming systems.
October 03, 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.
September 30, 2019
Pulse Check is very pleased to support the SRA's Burdekin legume agronomy workshops in October 2019. Check out the details.
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.
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.
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.
September 14, 2019
Peanuts have made an appearance for the first time on the Little Mulgrave property of HJ Way.
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.
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 drainage – waterlogging can reduce N fixation and increase denitrification
Minimise or eliminate N fertilise...