It’s not all about lime: Management strategies to improve nodulation and N2 fixation on acidic soils

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Abstract

Maximum nitrogen fixation (N2 fixation) will only occur if conditions favour rapid development of functional nodules and vigorous plant growth.
Soil pH was the primary factor limiting the yield and nitrogen (N) contribution of acid-sensitive pulse crops in 83% of commercial paddocks surveyed in central and southern New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (Vic) and South Australia (SA).
Once low soil pH is ameliorated, fine-tuning of agronomic management that accounts for sowing time, soil type, herbicide usage, nutrition and disease pressure will maximise the opportunity for legumes to fix N.
Forward planning, effective nodulation and early plant vigour set the production and N2 fixation potential of pulse crops
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 Wagga Wagga GRDC Grains Research Update
PublisherGrains Research and Development Corporation
Pages137-147
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2020
EventGRDC Update Wagga Wagga - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 18 Feb 202019 Feb 2020
https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/grdc-update-papers/tab-content/past-update-proceedings/2020/grdc-grains-research-update-wagga-wagga-2020
https://grdc.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/391952/10957-Wagga-Wagga-update-proceedings-2020-Inter.pdf (proceedings )
https://grdc.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0037/389746/10906-Wagga-Wagga-Update-program-2020.pdf (program)

Conference

ConferenceGRDC Update Wagga Wagga
CountryAustralia
CityWagga Wagga
Period18/02/2019/02/20
OtherNB: Peer review evidence for this event (email from organizing team) attached to PID 44146470.
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