Crop sequencing

By  MFMG Admin

Project code: CSP00146

Project manager: Felicity Turner and Amanda Pearce

Project duration: July 2010 to June 2015

About the project

A three phased experiment was run in Naracoorte SA, with a series of break options and cereal treatments sown in Year 1 of each phase. In Year 2 for each of the trials, break crop and cereal treatments were all sown to wheat. In the third and final year of each of the phases barley was sown and managed the same across all experiments and plots.

The research aimed to answer 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 in the Limestone Coast. 

This project is funded by:

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Project resources

Crop sequencing project report

Crop sequencing project summary report

Crop sequencing project - profitable break crop management guide