Making the most from mungbeans
Author: Sarah Jeffrey | Date: 07 Nov 2014
Mungbean growers and advisors can further their knowledge of cutting-edge industry research and best practice by attending an upcoming series of training and upskilling courses.
Mungbean Best Management Practice Training Courses are being held at Goondiwindi on November 18 and 19, in Narrabri on November 25 and 26 and Emerald on December 9 and 10.
The two day courses are being hosted by peak industry body Pulse Australia in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) and the Australian Mungbean Association (AMA).
Pulse Australia national manager Gordon Cumming said the course would equip farmers, agronomists and advisors with both the technical knowledge and practical skills to achieve more reliable and profitable mungbean production.
“The courses will provide the science and reasoning behind current best management practice as well as an update on the latest research and advancements in the mungbean industry,” he said.
“Much of this information is the result of comprehensive research-based trial work conducted by industry and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).”
The program will cover 10 key modules - rotational benefits and profitability; plant physiology; variety selection; general agronomy; weed management; disease management; insect management; desiccation, harvest and storage; marketing, end uses and standards; and chemical application. Participants will receive a copy of the detailed course manual at the conclusion of the course.
Course cost is $475 per person which includes a comprehensive 500 page manual, all meals and registrations can be completed at http://www.pulseaus.com.au/Workshop_Registration.aspx
Pulse Australia in association with DAFF, NSW DPI and the AMA is also hosting one-day Mungbean Best Management Practice Upskilling Courses at Goondiwindi on November 20, Narrabri on November 27 and Emerald on December 11.
To be eligible to attend this course, participants must have previously completed the Mungbean Best Management Practice Training Course.
The day is focussed on upskilling participants, particularly those who attended the initial training course more than four years ago, with discussions centred on the latest practices and research findings in agronomy, varieties, disease management and insect management.
The cost of the course is $225 per person and attendees will receive a hard copy of the current Mungbean Best Management Practices Training Course Manual, electronic access to the manual and the opportunity to gain industry accreditation, if not already accredited.
To register for the Mungbean Best Management Practice Upskilling Course visit http://www.pulseaus.com.au/Workshop_Registration.aspx
Gordon Cumming, Pulse Australia national manager
Sarah Jeffrey, Senior Consultant Cox Inall Communications