‘THESE ARE MY PULSES’ – AUSTRALIA
As we count down to the United Nations sponsored International Year of Pulses in 2016, the Australian National Committee, with the support of Pulse Australia, launched a national grower competition to capture and showcase Australian pulse growers’ stories.
Open from 1 September 2015 to 5pm to 28 February 2016, growers were encouraged to capture the 2015-16 growing season using short videos and photos.
Robert Alderman from Western Australia was declared the winner of the competition, winning a $500 voucher for his photo of Brady Green with his Mandelup lupins, growing in yellow sandplain in Nabawa, Western Australia (pictured below).
“2015 was a fantastic year for early planted lupins with yields exceeding that of wheat in some places,” said Mr Alderman. “2016 will be an interesting season for lupins, they play a very valuable role in northern wheat belt crop rotations, providing nitrogen fixation and a disease break. The International Year of Pulses should bring greater awareness of the integral role pulses play in most farming systems, and of their eating quality and health benefits.”
Full media release on the competition and upcoming 2016/17 pulse season can be downloaded here.