Mung Beans

Mung Beans

Mung beans are a highly prized food commodity produced almost exclusively for human consumption with 95% of Australian production being mostly exported into the Middle East and Asian markets. This short duration summer grain legume (pulse) crop offers numerous advantages as it is relatively drought tolerant, quick maturing and is rather suitable for double cropping situations.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: At Planting

    Rate: 400kg/Ha (Dryland),550kg/Ha (Irrigated)

    Product: Standard Pellets, Organic Complete (or) Growers Special


    Application Method

    Apply by using either gravity feed openers or air drills to sub-surface band the fertiliser 5cm (2") below or to the side of the seed.


    Stage: Side Dress

    Rate: 200 - 300kg/Ha (Dryland), 300 - 400kg/Ha (Irrigated)

    Product: Standard Pellets, Organic Complete (or) Growers Special


    Application Method

    Either surface band along the side of the plant rows or apply with feed broadcast spinners for overall uniform coverage.


    Application Considerations

    Rates should be reduced by 50% for very sandy soil sand may be increased by 30% for heavy textured soils or where soil moisture conditions at planting are excellent.

    Rates should be reduced by 50% when planting equipment with narrow slit openers is used (the fertiliser concentration is increased around the seed).

    Rates may be increased by 50% when air seeders are used operating at high pressures with wide openers. Air seeders spread the fertiliser bands when operating at high pressures reducing the fertiliser concentration around the seed.


Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.