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Choosing Rotation Crops Fact Sheet: Short-term profits, long-term payback

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Using winter cereal/summer crop and winter pulse/summer crop rotations are key strategies for reducing crown rot pressure and the incidence of root lesion nematodes (RLN) in the northern region... Summary of a decade of experimental results from the northern grains belt showing the rotational benefits of chickpeas on yield and grain protein levels of the following wheat crop + fertiliser N (75-150kg N/ha).. Results from six sites in northern NSW showed that chickpeas provided an average soil nitrate benefit equivalent to 42kg nitrate-N/ha and an average grain yield benefit equivalent to 1.0t/ha for the following wheat crop (figures 1 and 2)...
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