Promoting soil health in broadacre agriculture via greater crop rotational diversity and reduced fallow periods (2018)
Conventional agriculture is highly productive but can degrade soil health. This proposal aims to investigate how
increasing crop rotational diversity and reducing fallow periods affects soil health. This research is significant because
gains in soil health can increase crop yield potential and reduce the environmental impact of agriculture. Expected
outcomes include understanding the potential to build soil organic matter and influence soil nutrient cycling via changes
in agricultural practices.