Break crop species and varieties on yield of wheat, MRZ Mid North (Warnertown), South Australia

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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
Break crop species and varieties on yield of wheat, MRZ Mid North (Warnertown), South Australia locations

To evaluate the effects of break crop species on the yield of subsequent wheat crop.

Key messages

The grain yield of wheat sown after pulses were 300 kg/ha higher on average compared to wheat sown after canola. The yield gap between the canola-wheat rotation and canola-pulse rotation was a result of reduced soil nitrogen levels following harvest of the break crop phase in 2018.

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

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: 20-01-2022 09:29am AEST