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Mungbean Madness

4 scientists in mungbean field

Last Tuesday, nearly 100 growers and advisers got the chance to see and taste improved strains of mungbean, a valuable but vulnerable crop, at the Mungbean Industry Field Day in Warwick, Queensland.

Mungbean (vigna radiata) is an important food and cash crop for South Asia’s rice-based farming systems, and has become an important export crop in Australia over the last twenty years. Asian smallholder farmers can earn money growing this nutrient-rich food which is fast and easy to grow, in demand across the world, and increases their soil fertility.