By Emily W
- Grains are referred to as pulses.
- In Australia our most grown pulses are chickpea, faba/broad bean, field pea, lentil, lupin and vetch.
- Each pulse is sold differently depending on what market wants them.
- In a normal season, pulses currently represent approximately 2,265,000 hectares throughout the country and produce around 2.5 million tonnes of grain
- Cereal yields are hectares of land that produce grains such as rice, wheat, maize, barley, oats rye etc.
- Pulses are known for improving the growing in cereal yields.
- In a season of growing grains, pulses take up to 265,000 hectares throughout the country.
- Every year we use up to 1 billion dollars in producing pulses.
- Soybean and peanut are plants but are not pulses as they are referred to as oilseed crops.
- While most of pulses are sold to markets, some are left behind and sold to those with animals and are used as food.