GRDC northern Pulse Check Meeting – Rand, 21 October

A pre-harvest meeting of the GRDC northern pulse check group at Rand will be held on Monday 21 October, 2019 at Rand, focussing on pre-harvest agronomy, storage and marketing.

Commencing at 3.00pm at Hamilton’s farm, Bogandillan, Rand, the meeting will begin with a paddock walk through  lentils, chickpeas and faba beans.  Chris Toohey will then speak on crop topping in pulses and insect management, and there will also be group discussion on header set-up for pulses.

Back at the sheds, Chris Warrick, Primary Business, will lead a discussion on storing pulses, managing pests in storage and options for expanding grain storage.  This will be followed by a presentation by Market Check, who will provide the latest information on the world pulse market and how it will impact prices this harvest.

Farmers Edge will be cooking a BBQ for attendees at the end of the session.

For further information, including directions, please download the RPI GRDC 2019 pre-harvest Pulse Check meeting flyer – Rand or contact Kate Coffey, Northern Pulse Facilitator on 03 5744 1713 or

Rand Pulse Check Meeting – 14 March

A pre-sowing Northern Pulse Check Meeting will be held at the Hamilton family property, Bogandillan, near Rand, on Thursday 14 March from 8:30am – 12 noon.

Guest speakers and topics are as follows;

Seeding rates: We will have scales so bring your pulse seed to calculate sowing rates for 2019

Pre- Emergent Herbicides: Chris Toohey, Elders;

Rhizobia formulations and biological markets: Dan Zinga, New Edge Microbials;

Pulse markets: Ben McClusky, Market Check;

Inoculant systems: Sandy Hamilton, Rand, Brad Chant, Lockhart, Vince Lenehan, Wagga.

The event is free and all are welcome. Attendees do not need to have attended previous meetings or have any prior knowledge of pulse production. The event is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments provided

For further information, including a map of how to get to Bogandillan, please download the 2019 March Rand Pulse Check Flyer. To register your interest please contact Kate Coffey on 03 5744 1713 or email