Sowing Early to Maximise Wheat Yield on Long Fallow 2016 Fact Sheet

Early sowing is essential in order to maximise yield of wheat crops grown on long (18 month) fallow. Long fallowing and early sowing are complementary practices, as the fallow reduces weeds and diseases which can be difficult to control in early sown crops, and early sowing with slow-developing cultivars allows the crop to better use soil water that is stored during the fallow.