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Debate continues on early-sown chickpeas

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Researchers are questioning the merits of early sowing of chickpeas in Central West NSW after trial results show the practice may not result in higher yields despite earlier flowering... Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) district agronomists, Leigh Jenkins, Warren and Rohan Brill, Coonamble told growers at the recent Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Updates the disease risk and the impact of low temperatures on flowering may undermine yield benefits... Disease and frost damage are the two major constraints to chickpea production in the northern cropping region and in both cases sowing date can influence yield through avoidance of cold temperatures during flowering, and to reduce the effect of disease, Ms Jenkins said...
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