Lentils

Red lentil – PBA ACE

Red lentil – PBA ACE

PBA Ace is a medium sized red lentil with grey seed. A mid-season lentil that has been the highest yielding across all areas it can be lower yielding in dry years or high temperatures. PBA Ace is best suited to longer season areas replacing Nugget and PBA Jumbo. It has excellent ascochyta resistance and is MR to botrytis grey mould. It is intolerant to salinity and boron. High milling quality.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – ALDINGA

Red lentil – ALDINGA

Aldinga has medium-large seed with good milling characteristics. Aldinga is MR to foliar infection by ascochyta blight but MS to seed infection. It is also MS to botrytis grey mould and lodges more than other varieties. It has been a preferred variety for some farmers using no till systems.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – PBA BLITZ

Red lentil – PBA BLITZ

PBA Blitz is a medium sized red lentil with a grey seed coat that is early flowering and is suited to short growing seasons and environments. It has improved early vigour and an erect growth habit which is suited to no-till and inter-row sowing. PBA Blitz is R to foliar ascochyta blight and MR to seed infection. It is MR to botrytis grey mould. PBA Blitz is rated as intolerant of soil boron and salinity. It has demonstrated similar but generally improved milling characteristics compared to Nugget.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – PBA BOLT

Red lentil – PBA BOLT

PBA Bolt is a medium sized red lentil with grey seed. Adapted to the Mallee and northern Wimmera. While similar to PBA Flash with early maturity and salinity tolerance, it is better in the southern Mallee as it is MR to foliar ascochyta blight and R to seed ascochyta blight. MS to botrytis grey mould. Like PBA Flash, PBA Bolt is a good variety for timely crop topping to control weeds. An erect habit and good lodging resistance make it easier to harvest in dry conditions.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

Seasonal Availability

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Red lentil – PBA BOUNTY

Red lentil – PBA BOUNTY

PBA Bounty is a high yielding small seeded red lentil that is broadly adapted and suited to most lentil growing environments. PBA Bounty is MR to ascochyta blight, MS to botrytis grey mould and has improved tolerance to salinity compared to Nugget. PBA Bounty has a prostrate plant growth habit early in the season compared with all other varieties. PBA Bounty produces a round seed that is slightly larger (10%) than Nipper.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – PBA FLASH

Red lentil – PBA FLASH

PBA Flash is a high yielding red lentil with a medium seed size and is suited to all current lentil growing areas but particularly shorter season growing areas where its higher yield and earlier maturity improves reliability of yield, especially in lower yielding situations. It has improved tolerance to boron and salinity compared to Nugget, which along with its height and erectness, has contributed to its popularity in the Mallee. Like PBA Bolt, PBA Flash is a good variety for timely crop topping to control weeds. It is MS to ascochyta blight, S to botrytis grey mould. PBA Flash has improved standing ability at maturity relative to other lentil varieties which may make it more prone to pod drop in windy environments, timely harvest is required. It is well suited to medium red lentil grain markets, similar to Nugget, particularly for splitting.

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Red lentil PBA HERALD XT

Red lentil PBA HERALD XT

PBA Herald XT is a small red seeded lentil best adapted to longer growing seasons with medium to higher rainfall. It is the first lentil with improved tolerance to imazethapyr with an interim permit for pre or post-emergent application in 2012 13. It has improved tolerance to the herbicide flumetsulam plus reduced sensitivity to some sulfonylurea and imidazolinone herbicide residues. It is important to note that growers must adhere to product label rates, plant back periods and all label directions for use. PBA Herald XT is targeted as a replacement for Nipper in medium to higher rainfall areas. PBA Herald XT is R to foliar and seed ascochyta and MR to botrytis grey mould. Disease resistance will assist achieving high grain quality.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

Seasonal Availability

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Red lentil – PBA JUMBO

Red lentil – PBA JUMBO

PBA Jumbo is a high yielding large seeded red lentil with a grey seed coat that is mid flowering and maturity similar to Nugget. It is targeted as a replacement for Aldinga and is well suited to no-till inter-row sowing into standing stubble. It is R to foliar and seed ascochyta blight but MS to botrytris grey mould which may require timely management. Tolerance to soil boron and salinity is similar to PBA Flash. PBA Jumbo is suited to medium to high rainfall regions where it produces uniform larger seed size well suited to premium large red split markets.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – NIPPER

Red lentil – NIPPER

It is similar to Northfield in many characteristics, including relatively short height and seed shape, but it has a grey seed coat. It is best adapted to the Wimmera where disease is more common. R to ascochyta blight and botrytis grey mould. Nipper is also R to the exotic disease Fusarium wilt, has improved salinity tolerance and generally lodges less than other varieties. Nipper is well established in markets, and has attracted a premium price in some years.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – NORTHFIELD

Red lentil – NORTHFIELD

An old mid-season variety with a small rounded seed and a tan seed coat that has often attracted a premium price. Northfield is R to foliar and seed infection by ascochyta blight but it is S to botrytis grey mould. It is better adapted to the Wimmera than the Mallee region.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

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Red lentil – NUGGET

Red lentil – NUGGET

Nugget is a mid-season variety with a medium size seed and a grey seed coat. It has been the benchmark for lentil production and marketing but is gradually being superseded. It is MR to foliar infection by ascochyta blight but MS to seed infection. Nugget is MR to botrytis grey mould.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

Seasonal Availability

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Green lentil – BOOMER

Green lentil – BOOMER

Large seeded green lentil that is tall, bulky and vigorous but can lodge when growing conditions are favourable. Sowing early can increase lodging and result in smaller seed. Boomer is MR to foliar infection by ascochyta blight but MS to seed infection. It is MR to botrytis grey mould. Early harvest is important to prevent shattering and produce good coloured seed.

Nutritional Information

Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.

Seasonal Availability

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