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2018 blog posts

Australian Summer Grains Conference 2019 – registrations are openUnder the theme 'Enduring Farm Profitability' the 2019 Australian Summer Grains Conference brings together the latest information and technology relevant to the soybean, sunflower, sorghum, maize and mungbean industries.Narrow rows deliver higher yieldsWhen all other factors are equal, planting mungbeans on narrow rows (50 cm or less) has been shown to have a large influence on yield, putting up to $900/ha extra in growers’ pockets.Seed sales equals better new varietiesAMA president Mark Schmidt recommends that mungbean producers replenish their seed lines at least every three years with AMA-Approved seed, sold in distinctively-branded bags.Test seed earlyAny mungbean seed retained on farm from a previous crop should be tested well before planting to check the seed’s viability.Inoculation basicsWhile most people don’t like the job of inoculating mungbeans at sowing time, getting it right can provide the nitrogen that the crop requires and ensure maximum yields.Beware of residuals after dry winterFollowing an exceptionally dry winter, Paul McIntosh, Pulse Australia is urging growers and agronomists to pay particular attention to paddock selection, particularly where there have been recent applications of residual herbicides.Mungbeans powered through adverse conditions last seasonStrong demand and solid pricing supported Australian mungbean growers through a roller coaster season in 2017–18, which has ended on a positive note with all stocks now sold.Onyx-AU streaks ahead of Regur in the black gram stakesNorwin farmer Rod Ferguson was very pleased with the performance of the newly released Onyx-AU black gram variety.Get ready for the 2018-19 Mungbean Season at the AMA UpdatesGet the latest information about mungbean production ready for the 2018-19 season.Experienced mungbean growers soughtDr Marisa Collins is asking experienced mungbean growers to complete a short on-line survey to assist with her research to better understand yield variability in mungbean crops.Market outlook for new-crop mungbeansJames Hunt, principal trader from Australian Choice Exports and vice-president of the Australian Mungbean Association, expects strong demand for Australian mungbeans to continue this marketing season.2018 Hermitage Mungbean Field WalkWednesday 28 March 2018 from 7.30 am (BBQ breakfast) and concludes 12 pmWhere: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Hermitage Research Facility, 604 Yangan Road, WarwickThree bites at the mungbean cherryWondai farmer Mick Guse has had a good run this season, starting with a self-sown mungbean crop that established at the end of last year's wheat crop.2018 AMA Photographic Competition$100 a month up for grabs in the AMA's 2018 photographic competition. Check out the rules and themes and send in your best pics.Managing Helicoverpa insecticide resistance risk in mungbeansDr Lisa Bird (NSW DPI), lead researcher for the Helicoverpa Insecticide Resistance Program, is very concerned about the resistance levels in Helicoverpa to insecticides such as Steward and Altacor, used in mungbeans and other crops.Refining mungbean agronomy in the Dry TropicsMungbean is a good fit in the cane rotation as it is a quick crop that can fit around cane planting and harvest times and provides an excellent opportunity to control grass weeds after cane while earning a solid return.Giving mungbean the competitive edgeResearch shows narrower row spacing in mungbean will take the pressure off in-crop herbicide applications, provided the crop is sown into clean paddocks and weeds are controlled for at least three weeks after planting.