Greater uptake of grain legume crops by northern growers

21 November 2016

Higher yields and increased profitability leading to a greater uptake of grain legume crops by northern grain growers. That’s the aim of the GRDC-funded Queensland Pulse Agronomy Initiative, conducted by QAAFI in collaboration with DAF, NSW DPI, Pulse Australia and the Peanut Company of Australia (PCA). The project seeks to increase the reliability and yield of summer and winter pulses. The work takes a whole-systems approach, examining the interactions between genetics and agronomy. It has had considerable success to date in identifying narrow row spacing and other management practices.


The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) is a research institute of The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.