Project Delivery: Wheatbelt NRM, Liebe Group
Contact: Jo Wheeler
Ph: 9670 3121
Website: Wheatbelt NRM Website
Start Date: 2017 End Date: 2018
Site ID: SA01305SA1
Area (Ha): 0.288ha
This trial aims to determine impacts of long term rotations and input levels on profitability and system sustainability.
The initial aim of the long-term trial was to examine the difference in profitability between low and high cropping practices. From 2012-2015 the trial was funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture with a focus on the effect that the rotation and inputs were having on soil carbon levels. The focus has now changed direction with growers concerned about how long it takes to rundown a system on continuous wheat.
This project will investigate the impact of rotations on crop nutrition in our low rainfall area. This will be done by identifying and quantifying the nutrition levels present in each of the rotations to see the effect of the rotations on nutrition, better quantifying the benefits of break crops.