Soil N mineralisation following fallow, annual crops and perennial pastures

Sarah Ellis, Megan Ryan, John Angus, James Pratley

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Nitrogen mineralisation was measured by aerobic incubation of soil that had been fallowed or had grown annual crops (wheat, canola) or perennial pastures (cocksfoot, phalaris, lucerne, cocksfoot-phalaris mix, lucerne-cocksfoot-phalaris mix). The perennial pasture mix mineralised the most N, at the highest rate, while the annual crops and fallow treatments mineralised at the lowest rate. Treatments containing cocksfoot had the highest rate of mineralisation. Further research will determine whether pasture species mixes can be manipulated to aid N nutrition of following crops.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolutions for a better environment, 11th Australian Agronomy Conference
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherThe Regional Institute Ltd/Australian Society of Agronomy
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0975031309
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event11th Australian Agronomy Conference - Geelong, Australia, Australia
Duration: 02 Feb 200306 Feb 2003


Conference11th Australian Agronomy Conference


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