Mungbeans


Mungbeans are a three month crop that suit a range of crop rotations. Bean Growers Australia supplies Mungbeans to domestic and export/overseas customers in the manufacturing, processing, processing No. 1 and cooking (sprouting) grades. Bean Growers focuses on supplying consistent, high quality Mungbeans to our customers and encourage our growers to aim for high quality beans.

Bean Growers Australia applies the industry standards to Mungbeans.

Growers supplying Mungbeans are paid on a clean, inward weight less bagging and grading charges. Growers are not charging for polishing and colour sorting.

Contracts to Supply Mungbeans

Contracts to supply Mungbeans to Bean Growers Australia are available on a season by season basis.

For contract enquiries for the coming season please contact our team. Growers please contact Andrew McDonald - 0409622318 (see Contact Us).


Preferred Mungbean Varieties

Jade

  • released in 2013
  •  Jade is a larger seed than Crystal

  • shiny green variety

  • suitable for growing from the Burdekin to Riverina

Crystal

  • plant approximately 25 kg/ha (28 – 30 plants/m squared)
  • average 13 000 seeds/kg
  • resistance to Powdery Mildew, Halo Blight and Tan Spot - some spraying is still required, depending on seasonal conditions
  • suitable for processing type quality
  • suitable for growing from the Burdekin to the Riverina
  • has been compared to a woody weed for its persistence in dry conditions
  • shiny green variety

Satin

  • lacklustre, dull variety in appearance
  • plant approximately 21 – 23 kg/ka
  • average 15 000 seeds/kg
  • Satin II has resistance to Powdery Mildew, Halo Blight and Tan Spot - some spraying is still required, depending on seasonal conditions

Berken

  • suitable for sprouting (has the least amount of hard seeds)
  • an old variety that tends to lodge, hence only experienced growers tend to persevere
  • average 15 000 seeds/kg

Mungbean Agronomic Overview

  • spring plant in Southern Queensland generally starts in mid September and summer plant in mid December
  • 60 cm of moisture in the profile is enough to get a crop to harvest
  • new varieties very reliable; drought tolerance, more robust, disease resistant
  • Mungbean volunteers can be hard to kill

Seed Availability

  • Bean Growers Australia has seed available for Crystal, Satin II, Berken, Green Diamond (small seeded Celera type) and Regur (Black Matpe) mungbeans
  • Order as soon as you decide to plant – orders for seed are strictly first in, best dressed
  • Contact Bean Growers to find out the closest location for you to purchase your seed