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Studies have revealed that growing crop legumes in rotation with cereals can often reduce the need for nitrogen fertiliser inputs by 40 to 80 kilograms per hectare, and improve crop productivity... Basic principles and practical management information relating to nitrogen fixation by crop legumes is contained in a new fact sheet released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... The ability of legumes to form a mutually beneficial association with rhizobia and fix atmospheric nitrogen gas enables them to grow in almost any soil without nitrogen fertiliser...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
" January 2013 rhizobial inoculants FACTSHEET northern, southern and western regions HArveSTing THe BenefiTS Of inOCuLATing LegumeS inoculating legumes with rhizobia can achieve substantial increases in legume nodulation, grain and biomass yield, nitrogen fixation and post-crop soil nitrate levels... KEy Points The benefits of inoculating legumes with rhizobia (soil bacteria that fix nitrogen) have been recognised in Australian agriculture for more than 100 years... The gains are highest when the legume is grown in nil-rhizobia or low-rhizobia soil...
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New GRDC-funded research by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) has confirmed that field peas are unlikely to respond to inoculation, unless they are grown on acidic soils or where there is no recent history of the crop... SARDI soil biologist Dr Liz Farquharson says the study found Rhizobium inoculation did not cause a grain yield response in field pea grown on soils where there was a history of growing the crop and neutral to alkaline pH... High if there is no history of pea, vetch, bean or lentil crops, or soils with pH (CaCl 2 ) below 6.0 and high summer temperatures (over 35 o C for 40 days)...
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