Originating from the Indo-Burma region, mungbeans are the only summer pulse crop grown in Australia. The majority of Australian grain is of the large shiny green type, with smaller amounts of dull green and black grain produced for specialty markets. Each type has a distinct end uses and different markets.
Choosing the right variety for the right paddock is central to incorporating mungbean 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 or an Australian Mungbean Association member to assist with marketing your grain.
More specific crop and industry information can be found on the Australian Mungbean Association website.
Best management guides
The variety management packages (VMP) below provide information about each variety's yield performance, disease resistance and susceptibility, agronomic traits and suitable target markets.
- Pulses: Inoculation
- Pulses: Wide rows and stubble retention
- Pulses: Residual herbicides and weed control
- Pulses: Minimising frost risk