Grains and field crops
Trial 86KA64 - ironstone hardsetting clay pH 8.0
86KA65 - orange/red loam pH 7.0
86KA66 - sandy gravel pH 5.6 - 5.7
Current recommendations for pasture species in the medium rainfall zone has not included species mixtures for paddocks with varying soil types. These trials (three in total) are designed to test the hypothesis that legume species mixtures are more productive and persistent in the long term than monocultures, across three soil types and three different cropping/pasture rotations (continuous pasture, 1 year pasture : 1 year crop rotation, 2 years pasture : 1 year crop rotation).
Number of Pages
Saunders, C M. (1989), Legume species mixtures.. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.