Investment Details

PILOT

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GRDC Code: DAW1903-004RTX
High Value Pulses – Raising awareness, optimising yield and expanding the area of lentil, chickpea and faba bean in Western Australia

Pulses are an important part of many productive, profitable and sustainable farming systems in Australia. Historically in the Western Region, the main pulse has been lupin but more recently, lupin production has declined due to low prices and lack of adequate weed control options. New pulse options (chickpea, lentil and faba bean) are needed for the western region.

This investment will take a participatory approach with growers and advisers to identify potential pulse options, undertake agronomic experience required for successful pulse production.

Project start date:
01/03/2019
Project end date:
28/02/2022
Crop type:
Faba/Broad Beans, Chickpeas, Lentils
Region:
Western
Organisation:
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Key Investment Target:
1.4