Grains ( FABA & Soy Bean )
Faba bean (and broad bean) have traditionally been grown in the southern grains region of Australia however, this area has now expanded due to the recent release of varieties adapted to the northern grain region.
Faba beans and broad beans belong to the same genus but differ in their growth requirements, markets and end-uses. Choosing the right variety for the right paddock is central to incorporating faba (or broad) bean into a cropping rotation to improve profitability and productivity.
In Asia, FABA Bean will effectively be used in huge demands to feed carp fish to improve their meat quality.
According to the Directorate of Fisheries, the country’s fisheries production in September 2017 was at 698.8 thousand tonmes, up 5.6 per cent compared to the same period last year. Of which, fishing production reached over 303 thousand tonnes, and aquaculture yield gained 395 thousand tonnes, increasing by 5.6 per cent year on year.
The soybean (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. Soybeans are classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse due to their high oil content (protein at 40% and oil at 20%). Soybean plants are a small annual, summer-growing bush that can vary in height from 0.2-2m. Cultivated varieties generally grow to about 1m.