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Date Accessioned2018-02-14
Date Available2018-02-14
Issued2013
Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11079/16934
AbstractThe benefits of using soybeans as a break crop during the traditional sugarcane crop fallow period has been well documented. Trials conducted under the SYDJV highlighted that legumes, such as soybeans, produced the following benefits: Improvements in soil health through better balanced biology; Fewer sugarcane root pathogens; Biologically fixed nitrogen reducing the need for inorganic nitrogen fertilizer and consequently reducing the use of fossil fuel to produce that fertilizer; Better cane growth and yield and increased profitability; The tap root on legumes compared with the adventitious root system of sugarcane can work to improve soil structure.
Languageen
PublisherSugar Research Australia Limited
Part of Series2011/060; GGP060
SubjectFarming systems
SubjectProduction management
TitleDeveloping a robust soybean industry in Central and Northern Queensland : final report GGP060
KeywordsSoybean, fallow, soil health


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    Research outcomes: Growers and harvesters benefit from the ongoing research in productivity improvement, production management and agronomical techniques. Developed technologies and management practices that enhance productivity and demonstrate a high rate of return on investment

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