DAN348 - Long term management of wheat rotations to sustain soil fertility and crop productivity

Final Report

Project Start Date
1 July 1997
Project End Date
31 December 2002
Supervisor Name
Damien Heenan (Principal Research Scientist)
Organisation
NSW Agriculture
Contact name
Damien Heenan
Region
South
Summary

In south east (SE) Australia, grain growers are facing large scale degradation of soil chemical, biological and structural fertility which has largely been the result of past inappropriate management practices over a long time. Issues of concern to the industry include declining soil organic matter, total nitrogen (N), soil pH, soil structure and soil biology. Most of these attributes change slowly over time and long term studies of trends are required to accurately and scientifically ascertain the effects of these practices.

Published Date
6 December 2016
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