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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
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...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Background Many farmers in southern NSW, particularly younger ones, have switched from traditional mixed farming to a more intensive farming systems involving no livestock at all... Farm data from properties which have adopted brown manure peas, have shown 25 - 30% yield increases for both canola and wheat crops grown in the two years following brown manure pea crops... The trading results measured by EBIT (Earnings before Interest and Tax) and three key financial ratios are shown in Table 3...
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