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Farming Systems – research update

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4 March, 2019

 

Farming systems project update

by Jayne Gentry, David Lawrence, Jon Baird, Lindsay Bell, Darren Aisthorpe, Greg Brooke, Andrew Erbacher, Andrew Verrell, Andrew Zull

 

How does increasing legume frequency impact on system soil nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium?

 

Project details

  • 5 years of regional trials 2014 – 2019
  • Pampas, Emerald, Billa Billa, Mungindi, Spring Ridge, Narrabri and Trangie
  • Funders – GRDC, CSIRO, DAF & NSW DPI

 

More legumes doesn’t always reduce N requirements for the whole system

Cumulative nitrogen dynamics for the baseline and higher legume systems (2015 – 2018)

 

More legumes increase N export

Cumulative nitrogen dynamics for the baseline and higher legume systems (2015 – 2018)

 

More legumes increase K export

Cumulative potassium removal of the baseline and higher legume systems (2015 – 2018)

 

Contact details

Jayne Gentry, DAF
jayne.gentry@daf.qld.gov.au

 

Acknowledgements

Project funded by GRDC, CSIRO, DAF & NSW DPI

The research undertaken as part of this project (DAQ00190 and CSA00050) is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC.

 

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