Australian Mungbean Association

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2017 blog posts

 

Storing mungbean seed on-farm

Preserve the value of stored mungbean seed through correct insect and rodent monitoring and cool storage to maximise germination and vigour.

 

Timing desiccation and harvest

With the change in heat units also comes a change to decision making about desiccation and harvest time, which should stretch out more than was required in March.

 

Have you seen phytoplasma in mungbeans this year?

DAF Senior Entomologist Hugh Brier asks growers and agronomists to look for and report instances of phytoplasma in all summer crops, including mungbeans.

 

Late starters come out on top in mediocre mungbean season

Late-sown mungbean crops have been the only shining light in a season to forget for most mungbean growers in the northern cropping zone this year.

 

Mind the gap with mungbeans to maximise yields

Row spacings have been confirmed as a key determinant of yield in pulse crops with Queensland research showing grain production is maximised when rows are closer together.

Industry field walk – Hermitage Research Facility, Warwick

AMA is hosting the Industry Field Walk on 28 March at the Hermitage Research Facility near Warwick. Event details and program available in this post.

Solving the leaf chlorosis mystery

In the last few years there has been plenty of discussion amongst agronomic advisors, nutritional experts, crop experts and farmers over the cause of inter-veinal chlorosis and, in some cases, leaf crinkling.

Mungbean variety demonstration 2017

To compare the performance of current and upcoming varieties, a field demonstration site has been planted on a commercial property at Redvale, 3 km east of Kingaroy. Follow the progress of the crop throughout the growing season.

When is it too late to plant mungbeans?

As the summer advances, and significant widespread rains haven’t occurred, the question of ‘when is it too late to plant’ arises.

Mungbean planting depth

Although mungbeans and chickpeas are both legumes, these two species use different mechanisms to germinate and emerge from the soil.

Protecting mungbean inoculant

Effective nodulation of mungbeans can fix about 60 to 70 kgN/ha, sufficient to grow a 1 t/ha crop. If the rhizobial inoculant is not applied or if the bacteria die, this nitrogen will need to come from other sources.

Harvester setting for best quality mungbean sample

Kevin Charlesworth provides a ready-reckoner for setting up your harvester for best results.