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Profitable crop sequencing in the low rainfall areas of South Eastern Australia
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In low rainfall regions of south-eastern Australia, farmers have increasingly adopted continuous cereal cropping strategies as non-cereal crops are perceived as riskier than cereals due to greater yield and price fluctuations broad-leaf crops make up only a very small proportion of the total area of sown crops... A design has been developed in consultation with a biometrician which will allow the rigorous comparison of up to 40 individual break sequences (unique combinations of break type and management options over 2 consecutive years) analysed spatially with a continuous cereal as a monitoring check... A guide for improved decision making for the implementation and management of break phases in low rainfall south-eastern Australia will be developed and promoted to the regional communities as part of this project and prior to its completion in June 2015...
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