Intercropping for low rainfall areas, LRZ Mid North (Warnertown), South Australia Intercropping for low rainfall areas, LRZ Upper Eyre Peninsula (Wudinna), South Australia

2019
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Research organisaton
Southern Pulse Agronomy

Trial details

Researcher(s) Sarah Day
Penny Roberts
Year(s) 2019
Contributor Southern Pulse Agronomy
Trial location(s) Warnertown, SA
Intercropping for low rainfall areas, LRZ Mid North (Warnertown), South Australia Intercropping for low rainfall areas, LRZ Upper Eyre Peninsula (Wudinna), South Australia locations
Aims

To increase productivity of pulses in the LRZ through increasing podding height, plant height and harvestability. This work builds on previous successful trials in the SA Mallee

Key messages

Intercropping lentil and canola resulted in increased grain productivity at Wudinna, 2019. Intercrop combinations did not over-yield at Warnertown, 2019. Intercropping warrant exploring in low rainfall environments and their potential ancillary benefits, such as increasing groundcover on erosionprone soils, nitrogen fixation, and fodder production as a secondary end use benefit.

Warnertown SA 2019

Intercropping lentil and canola

Lead research organisation Southern Pulse Agronomy
Host research organisation N/A
Related program N/A
Acknowledgments

The research undertaken as part of the GRDC-funded Southern Pulse Agronomy project is made possible by the significant contributions of growers through both trial cooperation and the support of the GRDC and the authors would like to thank them for their continued support. The continued assistance in trial management from SARDI Agronomy groups at Clare, Minnipa, Struan and Port Lincoln is gratefully acknowledged and appreciated. The authors would also like to gratefully acknowledge SARDI Plant Pathology and Soil Biology groups for their scientific input and assistance, as well as advisors and grower groups involved in the project.


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Trial last modified: 06-07-2021 11:02am AEST