Soil carbon plays a key role in crop growth, so a good understanding of the role of carbon in cropping systems can help improve crop productivity. CSIRO researcher Dr Gupta Vadakattu explains why carbon is important and how growers can make the most of their soil carbon.
It has been 20 years since Allen Buckley became an early adopter of no-till farming in the Mallee. Today, the Waikerie, South Australia, grower says it is an ongoing journey to maintain healthy soils and ground cover and increase yield
Mallee Sustainable Farming agronomist Michael Moodie says trials have demonstrated that where issues such as weeds, declining soil fertility and root disease have been affecting wheat yields, -introducing a break crop into the rotation can mitigate those issues in following seasons.