Australian Mungbean Association

Australian-grown mungbeans have quality written all over them!

GROWING MUNGBEAN

An industry survey in 2014 highlighted three main reasons growers choose to plant mungbean:

  • as a double-crop opportunity immediately following a winter crop (e.g. wheat)
  • to replace summer crops such as sorghum or corn to combat feather top Rhodes and/or other grass weeds
  • as an opportunity crop shifting from a summer crop cycle to a winter crop cycle.

On this page you will find several resources about growing and marketing mungbeans including the Mungbean management guide, Variety management packages (VMP), factsheets and brochures.

If you decide to engage an agronomist to assist with decision making we recommend you choose someone familiar with your local area and who has completed the Mungbean BMP training course to become an AMA-accredited mungbean agronomist.

This guide outlines the current best management practices for the production of mungbean in the northern grains region.

Hard copies of the 'Mungbean Management Guide' are available upon request from your local AMA member or DAF Qld, NSW DPI or Pulse Australia representative.

Each VMP provides information specific to the variety including the special agronomic traits and regional adaptation of the variety. All current mungbean varieties are protected by Plant Breeders Rights. Certified seed is available from AMA members and seed re-sellers.

Best management guide Variety choice factsheet

Several insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, crop desiccants, stored grain insecticides and rodenticides are registered or under permit for use in mungbean crops. Registrations for some products vary between Queensland and NSW. Always check the label before using. All registered and permitted products can be found using the APVMA - Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority database. Observe all withholding periods and record all product use on the Grower Commodity Declaration Form.

Pulse Australia holds several Minor Use Permits on behalf of the mungbean industry and is actively involved in the pursuit of new permits and label registrations to meet the crop protection needs of the mungbean industry. These permits are listed below and are also available on the APVMA website.

Fungicide

PER13979 Tebuconazole / Powdery Mildew / Current to 30-Jun-2020

PER13605 Sulphur / Powdery Mildew / Current to 30-Sep-2018

PER82104 Custodia / Powdery mildew / Current to 30-Nov-2019

Herbicide

PER12941 Verdict 520 (haloxyfop) / Feathertop Rhodes Grass / Current to 31-Aug-2019

PER14496 Metolachlor / Certain annual grasses & broadleaf weeds / Current to 31-Mar-2019

PER82490 Raptor WG herbicide / Mung bean / Grass and broad-leaf weeds / Current to 30-Nov-2021

Insecticide

PER81620 Sumitomo Shield (200 g/L clothianidin) / Mung bean and Navy bean / Redbanded shield bug and Green vegetable bug / Current to 31-Mar-2019

PER8522 Chlorpyrifos / Wireworm, Black field earwig, Field crickets, False wireworm / Current to 31-Mar-2021

PER12830 Fenitrothion / Pulses / Spur throated locust / Current to 31-Jul-2020

PER80936 Abamectin / Mung bean, Adzuki bean and Navy bean / Two spotted mites and Onion thrips / Current to 31-Oct-2020

PER81452 Methomyl / Mung beans / Bean pod borer / Current to 30-Nov-2018

PER83624 Indoxacarb / Mung beans / Red shouldered leaf beetle / Current to 31-Mar-2019

PER13451 Pirimicarb / Adzuki bean, Mung bean and Soybean / Cowpea aphid and Soyabean aphid / Expired 31-Mar-2016

Desiccant

PER81558 Metsulfuron-methyl / Field crop desiccation / Current to 31-Mar-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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