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Manuring of Pulse Crops Fact Sheet: Managing brown manure crops in Southern NSW (High Resolution version)

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Brown manuring of pulse crops is becoming an increasingly popular tool for weed management, particularly where there is herbicide resistance, and for boosting reserves of soil nitrogen for use by the following crop... Pulses should be brown manured by either spraying out in early spring, to coincide with the critical growth stage of the weed, or waiting until plants reach peak biomass to maximise nitrogen fixation... To maximise nitrogen fixation, and maximise biomass, additional costs in fertiliser and herbicides may be required...