Australian Mungbean Association
Australian-grown mungbeans have quality written all over them!
2017 blog posts
AMA Approved Mungbean Seed is produced under strict growing guidelines and crops are inspected for any sign of disease or contamination. AMA Approved Seed is the highest possible quality and lowest risk seed for planting.
An opportunity to hear from mungbean experts, to ask questions and learn from other agronomists working with mungbean crops.
A positive seasonal and market outlook for mungbeans is likely to see the ‘small green bean’ compete strongly for acreage in the coming summer cropping phase.
The 2017-18 market outlook is favourable again for mungbean. Demand across all markets remains strong for good quality beans with prices expected in the range of $800 to $1100 per tonne for processing quality beans in 2017–18.
Preserve the value of stored mungbean seed through correct insect and rodent monitoring and cool storage to maximise germination and vigour.
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.
DAF Senior Entomologist Hugh Brier asks growers and agronomists to look for and report instances of phytoplasma in all summer crops, including mungbeans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the summer advances, and significant widespread rains haven’t occurred, the question of ‘when is it too late to plant’ arises.
Although mungbeans and chickpeas are both legumes, these two species use different mechanisms to germinate and emerge from the soil.
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.
Kevin Charlesworth provides a ready-reckoner for setting up your harvester for best results.