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Brown manure as a farm risk strategy – a whole farm perspective

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A crop production system involving brown manure legumes, can be as profitable as continuous cropping, but even if slightly less profitable, has considerably less production and financial risk due to lower input and operating costs... The annual trading results measured by EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Tax) and three key financial ratios are shown in Table 3... Actual farm data from recent years, suggests that a crop production system comprising brown manure legumes, canola, wheat and barley, can be as profitable as continuous cropping, but with less production and financial risk...