Manuring of Pulse Crops

Cover page of the Manuring of Pulse Crops fact sheet - Managing brown manure crops in southern NSW

Managing brown manure crops in southern NSW

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.

Key points

  • ––Brown manuring can form part of a strategy to manage herbicide resistance.
  • It boosts soil nitrogen while conserving moisture for the next crop.
  • ––Cereal diseases, such as take-all and crown rot, can be reduced through use of break crops.
  • The timing of spray application is determined by the target weeds.
  • The value of a pulse needs to be considered in the context of the whole rotation. 

GRDC Project Code DAV00113

Region South, North