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2015 blog posts


New entomologist joins DAF pulse team

New entomologist, Dr Elizabeth Williams (Liz to her friends and colleagues) was recently appointed to Kingaroy, DAF. Liz  is the first grains entomologist to be appointed in DAF since 2006.

Learn from the best – advice from Billy Moore

Rob Anderson thanks rugby league great, and now restaurateur, Billy Moore for his entertaining and encouraging address to members at the Association’s December meeting at Mooloolaba.

Coastal mungbeans – quick and valuable

Over the last decade or so MSF Sugar group agronomist Andrew Dougall has used soybeans, peanuts and mungbeans at various times to add to the profitability and sustainability of the company’s farming system in Maryborough.

Reasons to plant mungbeans

You can rely on mungbeans to cut nitrogen costs, grow quickly using less water and generate an excellent return. We think they’re a good rotational tool – making a good break from crops like sorghum.

Champion water use efficiency

When it comes to crop water efficiency, it’s hard to go past mungbeans. Being a fast growing crop, a fully irrigated mungbean crop requires just 3.5 to 4.5 ML/ha.

Research supports mungbean production

As growers look forward to a promising mungbean season they can be assured that a team of scientists has been working hard to understand and respond to the pest and disease issues that are likely to arise.

Mungbean opportunities in North Queensland

CSIRO scientist Stephen Yeates is working on increasing the yields of mungbeans in Northern Queensland. He says the Burdekin has the best conditions to grow the crop. (Lara Webster)

Better mungbean agronomy

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) researcher Kerry McKenzie is able to say with some confidence that planting mungbean crops on narrower row spacing supports higher yields, even if plant population remains the same.

Code of hygienic practice

Excerpt from ‘Australian Mungbean Association Code of Hygienic Practice for Whole Mungbeans’.


Professional dedication recognised

Part of the success of the mungbean industry over the last 20 years has been the invaluable support of enthusiastic professionals.

Funding new varieties

Jade-AU, Crystal, Satin II, Celera II-AU and Green Diamond seed are protected by PBR legislation and a point-of-sale royalty applies.

Altacor softer on beneficials

DuPont has gained registration for the insecticide Altacor to control Lepidoptera species in chickpea, mungbean and soybean.