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Australia's leading soybean trading company

PB Agrifood has established itself as the “go to” company for soybeans. It has been trading in soybeans for over 30 years and has established a large, quality grower base covering the eastern seaboard of Australia. PB Agrifood is a substantial buyer of the Australian harvest each year.

 

PB Agrifood can offer growers the complete soybean service with advice of what varieties are best for grower & end-user requirements, providing the planting seed, purchasing the grain and grading/cleaning for either domestic or export markets.

PB Agrifood invests heavily into the soybean industry by funding its own breeding program to ensure that the soybean crops are meeting both the grower and end-users requirements. The current varieties produced under the breeding program are:

  • Rose

  • Ascot

  • Fernside

 

PB Agrifood has a number of varieties under trial at its own farm on the Darling Downs.

 

Australian soybeans are suitable for:

  • Tofu

  • Soy milk

  • Tempeh

  • Soy Flour

  • Soy Kibble

  • Sprouting

 

The soybean crop in Australia is relatively small compared to other countries but has some advantages:

  • Non-GMO

  • Varieties typically bred for the culinary market

  • Harvested at the opposite season to northern hemisphere crop, therefore export customers can buy fresh soybeans year round

  • Quicker shipping times to Asia-Pacific countries

 

For further information on the Australian soybean industry, visit  http://www.australianoilseeds.com/soy_australia

 

 2020/21 Soybean Mung Bean Guide (7000 KB) 

Mungbean Soybean 2020-21 Planting Guide
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Soybeans

Soybean Planting Windows NSW and QLD
Soybean Varieties

 

Moonbi

Richmond

Fernside

pbaMAXX

pba DOMINATOR

pba6785

Cowrie

Kuranda HB1

New Bunya HB1

Mossman HB1

VARIETY

A6785

One of the oldest varieties of soybean still in production in Australia, A6785 has stood the test of time. A6785 is still commonly used in the edible market for soy milk and soy flour.

  • Buff hilum 

  • Medium maturing 

  • Resistant to the two main races of phytophthora root rot in Queensland 

  • Produces high yields if planted at the correct time

 

BEST PLANTING TIME:  From mid December on

END USE:  Edible

HILUM COLOUR:  White

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEEDS/KG:  6500-7000

COMMENTS:  Good all round performer. Industry benchmark for flour, grits & tofu.  Small seed size can be an issue.

 
 

VARIETY

Ascot

Named after Ascot Homestead located in the Darling Downs, Ascot is typically used in the edible soyflour market. 

  • Clear hilum

  • High yieldings

  • Large grain size

 

BEST PLANTING TIME:  December

END USE: Edible

HILUM COLOUR:  Colourless

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEEDS/KG: 4000-4500

COMMENTS: High yielding. Large grain size similar to Bunya giving excellent end use acceptance.

VARIETY

Bunya

Named after the Bunya Mountains, Bunya was bred for the tofu market. It was bred from a Japanese parent. Buyers like the variety for its large seed size. 

  • Clear hilum

  • Quick maturing

  • Resistant to the two main races of phytophthora root rot in Queensland

 

BEST PLANTING TIME:  All planting windows

END USE:  Edible

HILUM COLOUR:  Colourless

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEES/KG:  4000-4500

COMMENTS:  Excellent grain size and preferred by processors. Will work on all  plantings, will give high yields with good management.

VARIETY

Fernside

named after Fernside Homestead in Toowoomba. Fernside has commonly taken the place of A6785 in the edible market. 

  • Clear hilum

  • Best suited to Darling Downs & Burnett regions

  • Medium maturing

  • Excellent grain size

BEST PLANTING TIME:  End December to Early January

END USE: Edible

HILUM COLOUR:  Colourless

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEEDS/KG: 5000-5500

COMMENTS:  Excellent grain size. End use acceptance excellent. Bred from Warrigal  & would suit all planting time after mid Dec.  Will also suit haymakers. Fernside has been  selected  to replace 6785, Jabiru and  Warrigal.

 
 

VARIETY

Hayman

Hayman is a relatively new variety bred under the Soy Australia breeding program.

  • Clear hilum 

  • High Protein

  • Large seed size

  • Medium maturing 

  • Resistant to powdery mildew and highly tolerant to manganese toxicity

  • Produces high yields if planted at the correct time

  • Suits planting from Northern New South Wales, Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley in southern Queensland up North Queensland

 

BEST PLANTING TIME:  From early December to February depending on planting area

END USE: Edible

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEEDS/KG: 4500

COMMENTS:

VARIETY

P791

 

P791 is commonly used in edible market for flour, milk

  • Buff hilum

  • Medium maturing

  • Best planting time is from November to mid December

  • It is not resistance to Race 15, one of the two main races of phytophthora root rot in Queensland

 

BEST PLANTING TIME:  Until 20th December

END USE:  Edible

COLOUR:  Buff

AVERAGE NUMBER OF SEEDS/KG: 5400-6500

COMMENTS:  791 is suited to early plantings, must be planted before mid December.  Dries down very quickly.