PULSE crop growers in low-rainfall areas of the southern cropping region – particularly the Mallee – are being advised to not give up on extracting a yield from this year’s crops.
Agriculture Victoria pulse agronomist Jason Brand said growers despondent about the lack of rain in the growing season and the performance of their pulses should wait before making the call to brown manure – or spray out – their crops.
“With crops only a few inches high it might look like brown manure is all they’re good for,” said Dr Brand, who is involved in Grains Research and Development Corporation pulse-related project investments.
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