The Australian Mungbean Association certification process is based on four key steps:
- Two-day technical workshop addresses the key issues identified by the industry as the main pre-requisites for more reliable and profitable mungbean production.
- Detailed in-field monitoring of at least two commercial mungbean crops, where the agronomists must demonstrate that they can apply the technical skills and processes covered in the initial workshop. This is the auditable component of the course and the main prerequisite for certification within the industry guidelines.
- In-crop training sessions. Agronomists are further supported by in-crop training sessions on insect scouting techniques and management, as well as disease diagnosis.
- Ongoing technical support on current research and reassessment of best management practices within the mungbean industry. The network of certified agronomists is also kept informed of any new and emerging issues within the industry, e.g. new pesticide registrations or permits.
Contact the Australian Mungbean Association for further information on this course.
Pulse Australia offers training courses designed for farmers, agronomists and advisors with experience levels ranging from first time growers through to those that have been growing pulses for many years.
The courses provide you with both the technical knowledge and practical skills required to achieve more reliable and profitable pulse crop production. By providing the science and reasoning behind current Best Management Practices and the reasons why correct management decisions are so critical to the final outcome including the latest research and advancements in the industry.
These courses have been developed in consultation with the relevant State Departments of Agriculture, are supported by GRDC, and delivered by Pulse Australia in association with your local State Department of Agriculture.
The ten modules of learning covered by the courses are:
- Rotational benefits and profitability
- Plant physiology
- Variety selection
- General agronomy
- Weed Management
- Disease management
- Insect management
- Desiccation, harvest and storage
- Marketing, end uses and standards
- Chemical application
For further information contact your local Pulse Australia Development Manager.