Choosing Rotation Crops - North

Published: 3 Mar 2011

Choosing Break Crops Fact Sheet Northern Region

Northern region grain growers have embraced crop rotations for the benefits they offer for producers operating within an increasingly challenging cropping environment.

More and more growers are understanding there are no quick fixes for many of the region’s grain growing challenges and are turning to a farming system approach hinging on crop sequencing, herbicide rotations, integrated weed and pest management (IWM and IPM) and practices such as minimum tillage that promote soil health.

Growing a diversity of crops, particularly where machinery can be readily adapted, also allows growers to spread marketing risks and capitalise on market-driven crop prospects. Growers can design a farming system that effectively uses available soil moisture and takes advantage of seasonal opportunities.

Region National

Region: National