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The potential for increased pulse production in Western Australia will be the focus of a presentation at the 2019 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Update today.
Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.
New varieties have improved ascochyta resistance, but still need careful management.
Avoiding early infection is critical to managing ascochyta effectively.
Neelam is well adapted to most areas of southern Australia and offers ascochyta blight resistance in a mid flowering, mid maturing variety.
Ambar is well adapted to most of southern Australia, particularly the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia.
Chickpea are a suitable break crop for heavier soils with pH above 5.5 in Calcium Chloride. For trouble free chickpea growing ensure you select a current variety with tolerance to ascochyta, have a