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Rust in the northern faba bean growing region can reduce yields by 20 to 30 per cent and decrease seed size... When harvested, it will contribute to the roughly 200,000-plus tonnes of faba beans exported each year from Australia to the Middle East, particularly to Egypt, where they are a staple food... The popularity of Australian faba beans in the Middle East means that most new Australian faba bean varieties are given names that reflect the bean's origins in the so-called Fertile Crescent, a region that spans parts of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel and Iran...
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Faba beans pass the low-rainfall test in NSW.. Trials by the NSW Department of Primary Industries have demonstrated that compared with chickpeas, faba beans have the edge when it comes to nitrogen input, herbicide options, weed competition and disease resistance... The Murrays were also drawn to faba beans because they are easier to harvest than chickpeas and offer an opportunity to widen their sowing and harvesting windows, reducing the demand on labour and machinery at peak times...
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While the value of faba beans in cropping rotations is well established, a young PhD student is demonstrating their potential value as a 'superfood' for humans By Kellie Penfold Charles Sturt University (Riverina) PhD student Siem Siah, who is the recipient of a GRDC scholarship, has discovered that a handful of roasted faba beans offers twice the antioxidants of a cup of green tea... A student in the School of Biomedical Science, Ms Siah says that while the environmental properties of growing faba beans, such as fixing 30 per cent more nitrogen in the soil than chickpeas, and their high protein and starch benefits for human and animal consumption are recognised, the antioxidant qualities are not widely understood... Due to the fact that buff or brown-coloured faba beans are well accepted by the human consumption market, Ms Siah focused on Nura to test for cooking qualities...
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Faba beans pass the low-rainfall test in NSW.. Trials by the NSW Department of Primary Industries have demonstrated that compared with chickpeas, faba beans have the edge when it comes to nitrogen input, herbicide options, weed competition and disease resistance... The Murrays were also drawn to faba beans because they are easier to harvest than chickpeas and offer an opportunity to widen their sowing and harvesting windows, reducing the demand on labour and machinery at peak times...
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