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17 December 2018 Effects of long-term rotation and tillage practice on grain yield and protein of wheat and soil fertility on a Vertosol in a medium-rainfall temperate environment
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Fundamental changes in farming systems occurred throughout the medium-rainfall zone of southern Australia during the late 1990s. Pulse and canola crops replaced pastures and long-fallowing, and minimal-tillage practices were increasingly adopted. An experiment was established in 1998 to examine long-term effects of these changes on crop productivity and soil fertility. Nine rotation–tillage treatments based on 3- and 6-year cycles were compared by using wheat (Triticum aestivum) as a bioassay crop over 2001–17. Seasonal conditions during the study ranged from the Millennium Drought to the top rainfall decile.

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R. D. Armstrong, R. Perris, M. Munn, K. Dunsford, F. Robertson, G. J. Hollaway, and G. J. O’Leary "Effects of long-term rotation and tillage practice on grain yield and protein of wheat and soil fertility on a Vertosol in a medium-rainfall temperate environment," Crop and Pasture Science 70(1), 1-15, (17 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.1071/CP17437
Received: 28 November 2017; Accepted: 29 October 2018; Published: 17 December 2018
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