Field pea is a versatile crop grown mainly in the southern and western grains regions of Australia where they are grown for both human consumption, stockfeed and forage.
There are four groups of field pea – blue, dun, maple and white – which have different growth requirements, markets and end-uses. Choosing the right variety for the right paddock is central to incorporating field pea into a cropping rotation to improve profitability and productivity. The resources on this page will help to develop a crop management system suited to your farm and will assist in identifying and solving problems that may occur. Pulse Australia encourages growers to seek out an accredited pulse agronomist who is familiar with pulse production your district and to engage a Pulse Australia member to assist with marketing your grain.
The variety management packages (VMP) below provide information about each variety's yield performance, disease resistance and susceptibility, agronomic traits (such as lodging) and suitable target markets.
- Pulses: Inoculation
- Pulses: Wide rows and stubble retention
- Pulses: Residual herbicides and weed control
- Pulses: Minimising frost risk