GRDC program spotlight

Southern Pulse Agronomy (SPA) has been a tri-state research program led by Agriculture Victoria Senior Research Agronomist, Dr Jason Brand, with funding from GRDC, DEDJTR-Vic, SARDI and NSW DPI that aims to increase farm profitability, reliability and profitability of pulses in southern Australia. SPA continues to deliver the latest information on new pulse varieties and their integration with the latest farming systems. Key learnings from the SPA program also provide advice to breeding programs on how latest farm management practices may influence breeding needs for the future.

Over 400 trial projects from 16 years of trial research have recently been published on OFT as part of the SPA research program. To access this great resource, visit this page on Online Farm Trials.

                                 Bacterial blight in field peas

                                                                                                                                             Bacterial blight in field peas Photo: © Jason Brand

A big thank you to Jason Brand for his feedback and support in making this valuable resource available via OFT for the Australian grains community.