Pulses

Western Australian pulse production is relatively small with about $19 million of field peas and $3 million of chickpeas produced in 2011–12. 

The top four export markets for Western Australian pulses are India, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines.

Field peas are exported for human consumption into India and Bangladesh while the remainder is exported into stockfeed markets in the Middle East and Europe.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports the pulse industry through variety evaluation (with Pulse Breeders Australia) and the development of chickpea management packages including a specialised field pea disease forecasting system – that has been adopted across southern Australia.

Articles

  • DPIRD staff are conducting an annual integrated surveillance and monitoring program for foliar diseases of cereal, oilseeds and pulses in WA cropping zones.

  • Information is provided here to assist management of diseases and viruses that occur in broadacre crops grown in Western Australia - cereals (wheat, barley, oats and triticale), pulses (field pea,

  • The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.

  • Cockchafers belonging to the genus Heteronyx are typically not regarded as a pest of agriculture. However, two have been seen as occasional pests, with H.

  • There are many aspects to consider when seeding grain crops at the break of the season.

  • Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.

  • GrainGuard is a coordinated and cooperative strategic approach between the grain industry and the Western Australian Government.

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