Promoting soil health in broadacre agriculture via greater crop rotational diversity and reduced fallow periods (2018)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
UQ Early Career Researcher
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer in Agronomy
    School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
University of Queensland