Warm and cool season mixed cover cropping for sustainable farming systems in south eastern Australia’ project – upper EP

Project Location
Upper Eyre Peninsula
Project Manager
Fiona Tomney, SARDI
Funding Source
National Landcare Program
Project Code
4-60A5VY4
Start Date
January 2019
Finish Date
February 2022

In this project, a consortium of grower groups and the CSIRO will identify and demonstrate suitable cover crops across south eastern Australia. The impacts of cover cropping on soil health, nutrient cycling, organic carbon, and soil moisture will be measured, and the optimum timing and method to terminate the cover crops will be determined.

At Minnipa, one species evaluation trial to be conducted in 2019, followed by a cereal crop in 2020.

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