Fact Sheet #20 – August 2006
Roy Latta – DPI Walpeup Vic
Non-cereal crops make up a very small proportion of crop production in the low rainfall cropping areas of southern Australia
(defined as <350mm annual rainfall). However, there is a need for non-cereal crop options to provide profitable rotational crops, disease breaks and weed control opportunities for cereal production. In some areas, they are also important as an alternative to the continued use of long fallowing with its attendant environmental costs.