Chickpea plant to pass 800,000 ha; get ready for the agronomic challenges

Simon Chamberlain
Updated June 12 2024 - 10:18am, first published June 10 2024 - 11:30am
Pulse Australia's agronomist, Paul McIntosh, Highfields, Queensland, at the Crop Consultants Australia seminar in Tamworth on Thursday. Picture by Simon Chamberlain
Pulse Australia's agronomist, Paul McIntosh, Highfields, Queensland, at the Crop Consultants Australia seminar in Tamworth on Thursday. Picture by Simon Chamberlain

The Indian government's removal of a 68 per cent tariff on Australian chickpeas has supercharged the planting of northern Desi chickpeas, with estimates that more than 800,000 hectares will be grown.

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Simon Chamberlain

I have comprehensive experience in rural and regional journalism, as well as more than six years as a media officer for several politicians and worked in local government. I rejoined The Land in May 2022 and have loved being back in harness, reporting on a massive range of topics.

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