Authors

W L. Crabtree

Publication Date

8-1990

Series Number

111

Abstract

Seventeen farmers compared their conventional cropping practices with some form of minimum tillage cropping. The minimum tilled crops yielded 21 percent less grain than the conventionally sown crops. The reasons for these decreased yields were in most cases related to inexperienced management. The minimum tilled treatments usually had very poor weed kill strategies which often resulted in large weeds at sowing, very cloddy seed-beds, and numerous insects in the young crops.

Number of Pages

21

Keywords

Crop yield, Western Australia, Sandy soils, Minimum tillage, South Coastal region (WA)

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