Few farmers would question the desirability of retaining stubbles, both for control of erosion by wind and water, and to return organic matter to the soil. While the present debate is focused on the short term management of stubbles, longer term effects also need to be considered.
The Department of Agriculture has several long-running trials intended to measure long term effects.
Perry, Michael; Jarvis, Ron; Mason, Mel; and Tennant, David
"Results of stubble research in Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 33
, Article 6.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol33/iss1/6