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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,
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.
Details of current genetically modified (GM) crop trials and post harvest monitoring (PHM) sites in Australia can be found on the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) web page.
Field peas are not a technically difficult crop to grow. The following is a list of field pea management practices which are essential for a successful field pea crop.
The field pea agronomic package available to growers is one offering simplicity and reliability.
Pulses are a minor part of the cropping system in Western Australia accounting for about 1% of the total value of all broadacre grain production.
Neelam is well adapted to most areas of southern Australia and offers ascochyta blight resistance in a mid flowering, mid maturing variety.
Kabuli chickpea provides a very profitable cropping option to Western Australian grain growers when produced under the right conditions and management.
Extensive wind erosion of field pea stubble often follows grazing over summer and autumn. Semi-leafless field pea varieties have reduced lodging, improved pod-height and reduced pod-shatter.
Ambar is well adapted to most of southern Australia, particularly the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia.