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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...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
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... P h o t o : L u k e G a y n o r it boosts soil nitrogen while conserving moisture for the next 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...
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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...
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