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July 30, 2015

Break Crops – Growing Field Peas in Parkes, Central Western NSW

Break crops in stubble retained cropping systems – Best practice guide for CWFS districts. Farmer Case Studies Case Study 1: North Parkes mine – using peas to manage weeds and improve soil nitrogen. Property manager: Geoff McCallum Property size: 4000 ha Soil type: Clay and red soils. Average rainfall: 450-530mm pa North Parkes mine is...

Oats as a Break Crop in Condobolin, Central Western NSW

McDonald Brothers, Condobolin – The role of oats as a break crop and in establishing lucerne based pastures in maintaining profitable wheat yields. Property owners: Graham, Marjorie, David, Jennifer and James McDonald. Enterprises: Cropping and sheep (Merinos and white Suffolk). Soil type: Red loam. Soil pH: 4.5 to 5.5 Average rainfall: 600mm pa The McDonalds...

Using Field Peas and Lupins as Break Crops in Lake Cargelligo, Central Western NSW

Case study 3: Derrick Davis use of field peas and lupins as break crops. Farming at Lake Cargelligo Property size: 10,000 ha. pH: 7 red loam/clay Average rainfall: 400mm The Davis’s annually grow approximately 6000 hectares of wheat, 2000 hectares of lupins and field peas and leave 1000 hectares long fallow. They like to use Sturt field...