Rice stubble: Allelopathic effect on cotton

Vincent West, Joseph Moore, James Pratley

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Five rice variety stubbles were evaluated to assess their root length inhibition impact on two cotton varieties. It was found that all five rice stubbles, when incorporated into a pasteurised soil mix (70 % sand, 30 % loam), had a significant inhibitory effect on average root length of both cotton varieties. This has particular implications for the southern Australian cotton production region which is characterised by a short growth season and cooler establishment temperatures than the northern cotton production areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Subtitle of host publicationDoing More With Less
EditorsGarry J O’Leary, Roger D Armstrong, Liz Hafner
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017 - Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, Ballarat, Australia
Duration: 24 Sep 201728 Sep 2017
https://web.archive.org/web/20170720070459/http://www.agronomyconference.com/ (Conference website)
http://www.agronomyaustraliaproceedings.org/index.php/2017 (Conference proceedings)


Conference18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Abbreviated titleDoing more with less
OtherThe 18th Australian Agronomy Conference will be held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Victoria from 24-28 September 2017. The Australian Agronomy Conference is the meeting place for Agronomists; it supports research and the community of Agronomists by connecting Agronomy communities across Australia to each other.

The theme for the 2017 conference is “Doing more with less”. A central plank of Australia’s productive output is agriculture, worth over AUD$13.6 billion exported annually. Agronomy is key to ensuring that farmland is productive across Australia’s diverse landscapes. Innovation in machinery and precision technologies, plant species and varieties, soil and plant management may allow the agronomist of today to successfully help agricultural producers thrive. These innovations are timely as the world deals with increasingly variable climates, environmental degradation, and a more developed global community that requires more diverse products from agriculture.
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