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Publication Date

4-2005

Series Number

4656

Abstract

Pulses, like most other temperate crops, are ideally suited to environments with mild temperatures, adequate rainfall and free draining soils that have a deep uniform profile, a medium to fine texture and slightly acid to neutral pH (6.5-7.5). Pulses when grown on these soils and in these environments produce reliable yields, are relatively easy to manage and achieve good returns on investment.

Pulses can be grown very successfully in less ideal situations, but must then be managed carefully to ensure reliable yields. The different pulse species, and even different varieties of the same species, vary in how tolerant they are of less than ideal conditions. Understanding how pulses respond to soil and environment will make it easier to successfully manage crops in the range of situations occurring in the northern agricultural region.

Number of Pages

133

ISSN

1448-0352

Keywords

Herbicides, Root diseases, Water use efficiency, Plant viruses, Soil properties, Insecticides, Peas, Grain legumes, Storage, Insect pests, Handling, Faba beans, Fungicides, Western Australia

Disciplines

Plant Sciences | Soil Science

Producing pulses in the northern agricultural region

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