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The Crop Sowing Guide for Western Australia is a one stop shop for variety information on all the major crops grown in Western Australia.
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.
In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
Lentils are still a good option for growers to consider in future cropping programs on medium to heavy textured soils, with 2017 trials producing seed yields of 1.5t/ha or above.
Yield of chickpea crop-topped at the right time to control weed seed set was 59% of the unsprayed control.
Solid prices and strong agronomic management packages are enticing grain growers to consider legumes as a break crop in the Western Australian Grainbelt.
New varieties have improved ascochyta resistance, but still need careful management.
Avoiding early infection is critical to managing ascochyta effectively.
Growers are showing renewed interest in legume ‘break crop’ rotations, particularly lentils, as a result of improved prices and the potential of new varieties.
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 Blackspot Manager Model is an effective tool to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from blackspot.