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Wimmera, Mallee, Victoria, Australia

Project Leader: Prof. Terry Rose, Southern Cross University

Industry Partners: Birchip Cropping Group

Project Description: This project will validate the benefits and shortcomings of using multispecies cover-crops, while maintaining or increasing system productivity in a low rainfall broadacre mixed farming system in the Victorian southern Mallee. The project partnership with Birchip Cropping Group will focus on providing outcomes to benefit mixed farming practices where livestock supplement a winter cash-crop operation. A replicated trial will be designed to evaluate the effects of cover crops and include practices for improved soil health, cover crop establishment, management and termination, biomass production and groundcover.


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