Developing a robust irrigated mungbean cropping system
Published: 3 May 2018
Grower solutions for coastal/Hinterland QLD and NSW north coast
2018 Practice change case study
Results at a glance
- In a single experiment planting three rows of mungbean on a furrow irrigated sugar cane bed configuration (1.52m wide, 38cm row width on top of bed) increased grain yield by 11-20% compared with the established spacing of two rows per bed (76cm row width on top of bed).
- There was no difference in inputs between the row configurations i.e. same plant population per m2, fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide and irrigation water use.
- Growing three rows on a bed requires a soil that will infiltrate irrigation water efficiently into the centre of bed e.g. heavy clays. Cause textured soils with high silt content infiltrate to the centre of the bed slowly or not at all.
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GRDC Project Code: DAQ00204
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