Crop Sequencing Project (CSP00146)

Project Background

This report provides the final results for the GRDC funded project CSP00146 field trials based in the high rainfall zone (HRZ) in the south-east (SE) of South Australia (SA).

This component of the project involved collaboration between CSIRO, Mackillop Farm Management Group (MFMG) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

The research aimed at answering the following three questions:

  1. Can a break crop be as profitable as wheat?
  2. Are sequences that include break crops more profitable than continuous wheat?
  3. What effects do break crops have on soil nitrogen availability?

Field trials were located at Lochaber (36.84365°S, 140.67842°E) (Figure 1a-c) in the SE of SA rainfall information for the site is presented in Table 1.

Report compiled by Amanda Pearce (South Australian Research and Development Institute) and Felicity Turner (MacKillop Farm Management Group)

Summary of complete report available here

Complete report available here

       

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