Demonstration of legumes for reliable profitability in the western region

Demonstration of legumes for reliable profitability in the western region

13/09/2018

LIEBE Group members and partners faced the wet and wild conditions last week to expand their knowledge of assimilating legumes into their farming enterprises. The Grains Research and Development Corporation project involved a demonstration of legumes for reliable profitability in the western region, aiming to provide growers with access to agronomy packages for pulses/legumes for … Read More

New research for production of chickpeas

New research for production of chickpeas

31/08/2018

A multi-nation research collaboration is hoping to unlock valuable new opportunities for the production of chickpeas in Australia. Researchers supported by GRDC have collected and multiplied wild chickpea species located in the Middle East to build a special genetic resource from which important traits are being screened. Researches are hoping for a possible incorporation into … Read More

Strong mung bean season thanks to demand from China and Vietnam

Strong mung bean season thanks to demand from China and Vietnam

23/08/2018

A strong mung bean season in Australia has paved the way for crops to get close to average yields. Thanks to strong demand from China and Vietnam, mung bean prices have avoided the India-inspired slump that hit the rest of the pulse market. Mark Schmidt, Australian Mungbean Association president, said there would be an estimated total … Read More

Climate change: Planning for future farming

Climate change: Planning for future farming

16/08/2018

Climate change is causing everyone to plan ahead for the future. Experimenting with new ideas is important so we can better understand what will work in the future. For decades farmers have been dealing with heat waves, flooding, droughts and extreme colds. We can only expect these issues to continue into the future. Paul Blackwell, … Read More

Wheat variety should be carefully selected after big chickpea years

Wheat variety should be carefully selected after big chickpea years

09/08/2018

An accumulation of root lesion nematode populations under heavy and successive chickpea plantings is pushing farmers to make sure their rotations include resistant crops, which will lower the risk of wheat yield losses. 2016 and 2017 were Australia’s largest ever chickpea plantings and has allowed a growth surge of the Pratylenchus thornei root nematode (RLN), commonly found in Queensland and … Read More

New research to better predict mungbean yield

New research to better predict mungbean yield

02/08/2018

A new GRDC research investment, the ‘Optimising Mungbean Yields’ project, is set to better predict what determines mungbean yield in Australia. Dr Marisa Collins from the University of Queensland will lead the research which aims to benchmark yield and potential drivers of mungbean yield in double-cropping and in fallows. Mungbeans are the largest summer pulse crop … Read More

Dr Sofie De Meyer Awarded State Government Scholarship

Dr Sofie De Meyer Awarded State Government Scholarship

24/07/2018

Dr Sofie De Meyer, MALDI-ID CEO, has just been awarded one of six new Aquaculture and Agriculture entrepreneur scholarships by the McGowan Government. The scholarships are supported by the State Government’s $3.41 million Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative.  Image source: abc.net.au The scholarships are part of an innovative program designed to assist entrepreneurs with travel, testing, … Read More

Delayed Lupin flowering important to increase yield.

Delayed Lupin flowering important to increase yield.

19/07/2018

UWA postgraduate student, Candy Taylor, recently delivered her thesis on lupin flowering times at the University of WA’s Frontiers in Agriculture showcase. During the presentation, Ms Taylor highlights that Australia accounts for 51% of the global 1.3 million tonnes of Lupin production. And Western Australia produces a staggering 70 – 80% of Australia’s lupins. Lupins … Read More

Pulse crops on the rise in 2018

Pulse crops on the rise in 2018

11/07/2018

The current money on offer for profitable pulse crops, such as lentils and chickpeas, is on par with average levels according to data. In the past nine months alone, there have been substantial drops in price for pulse crops, as much as hundreds of dollars per tonne.  Although it’s not all bad, some pulses used … Read More

RHIZO-ID Kit information

RHIZO-ID Kit information

02/07/2018

What you need to know about RHIZO-ID Kits For the analysis of one paddock up to 100 hectare, you will require one RHIZO-ID kit for each legume plant species. For paddocks larger than 100 hectare, we strongly recommend using an additional RHIZO-ID kit for better accuracy. Every kit contains four sample bags, for four individual … Read More

Instructional video for sampling your legumes for analysis

Instructional video for sampling your legumes for analysis

02/07/2018

Have you recently ordered a RHIZO-ID kit? Or, perhaps you want to order a RHIZO-ID kit but want to learn more about the sampling process. Either way, be sure to check out this short informative video that explains the simple steps to follow.   Click HERE to order your RHIZO-ID kit.   A brief summary … Read More

How RHIZO-ID can increase crop yield or pasture performance

How RHIZO-ID can increase crop yield or pasture performance

02/07/2018

Knowing if your legumes contain the correct rhizobia, and if the rhizobia is working the way it should be to increase crop yield or pasture performance is vital.  What do you need to know about legumes? Legume roots produce a natural fertilizer.  The nodules that form on the roots of legumes contain rhizobia bacteria. For … Read More

MALDI-ID testing available through CSBP

MALDI-ID testing available through CSBP

02/07/2018

MALDI-ID proudly partners with leading agriculture company – CSBP. The MALDI-ID test can be conducted anytime in season and can now be accessed through your local CSBP Area Manager. “At CSBP we’re constantly looking at how new technology can assist our customers.” MALDI-ID RHIZO-ID kits have been recognised by expert agronomers as an efficient way … Read More

MALDI-ID wins 2018 Science and Innovation Award

MALDI-ID wins 2018 Science and Innovation Award

20/03/2018

MALDI-ID has won a 2018 Science and Innovation Award from the Australian Government. The grant worth $22,000 was sponsored by the Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and will help to expand our root nodule identification tool RHIZO-ID to include grain legumes. This will allow for quick and accurate feedback to producers regarding the type … Read More

Best wishes for a successful 2018

Best wishes for a successful 2018

17/01/2018

We  like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that it will be a year be a productive year with favourable weather, great nodulation and good yields. Best wishes for 2018 from the MALDI ID Team

MALDI ID speaks at the Center for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation

MALDI ID speaks at the Center for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation

29/11/2017

MALDI ID CEO Dr Sofie De Meyer was invited to speak at the official launch of the Center for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI), the lead consortium member of Accelerating Australia. “It was a great honour to be speaking just after the founder of CERI Charlie Bass and ahead of the acting Prime Minister Julie … Read More

Congratulations to the Winners of the WA Innovator of the Year Awards 2017

Congratulations to the Winners of the WA Innovator of the Year Awards 2017

02/11/2017

We like to congratulate our fellow agricultural Innovators. Curtin University for their great work on Ethylene blockers for reducing post-harvest losses in fresh fruit, vegetables and other horitcultural products. And our fellow agricultural innovators from Rocks Gone Pty Ltd for their winning Reefinator, helping to transform land productivity for farmers.

WA Innovator of the Year competition finalist

WA Innovator of the Year competition finalist

08/08/2017

MALDI-ID is proud to report that we been named as one of the five finalists in the WA Innovator of the Year competition for Emerging Innovation. Selected from a group of eight in the Emerging Innovation Category for the semi finals, she has now progressed into the finals. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and … Read More