Wimmera to be the beating heart for pulse crops

Author: | Date: 13 Sep 2019

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Southern Pulse Agronomy lead researcher, Jason Brand, says the field day will feature new variety releases, an historic variety demonstration, chickpea and faba bean disease management, and advances in herbicide tolerance. Photo: Brad Collis

Pulse crops will take centre stage in Victoria’s Wimmera next month when the annual Southern Pulse Agronomy Field Day is held as part of the Australian Pulse Conference in Horsham. 

The field day on Tuesday, October 15, is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), PBSeeds, Seednet and Agriculture Victoria.

Southern Pulse Agronomy (a GRDC investment) lead researcher, Jason Brand, says the field day will feature new variety releases, an historic variety demonstration, chickpea and faba bean disease management, and advances in herbicide tolerance.

“Researchers, industry agronomists and grain marketers will all be in attendance to answer growers’ questions,” says Dr Brand, a pulse research agronomist with Agriculture Victoria.

Located just west of Horsham on the Wimmera Highway, the field day will be from 8.30am to 2pm, with a free lunch included.

Supported by the GRDC, the Australian Pulse Conference will be held at Horsham from October 15-17.

Further details about the field day are available from Jason Brand, phone 0409 357076 or email jason.brand@agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Jason Brand, Agriculture Victoria
Phone 0409 357076
jason.brand@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Contact

Sharon Watt, GRDC
0409 675 100
sharon.watt@grdc.com.au

GRDC Project code: DAV00150