The Annual Legume Pasture in Cereal - Ley Farming Systems of Southern Australia: A Review

Puckridge, D. W. and French, R. J. (1983) The Annual Legume Pasture in Cereal - Ley Farming Systems of Southern Australia: A Review. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 9. pp. 229-267.

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n the mid 1930's self-regenerating annual legume pastures were adopted into southern Australian cereal farming systems. The use of subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) and various Medicago species, together with applications of superphosphate, improved soil fertility and led t increased cereal yields and greater sheept and catter production. This review discussed the development of these cereal-ley systems with particular reference to the role of annual legume pastures, and points out their relevance to other regions with similiar climatic patterns.

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Additional Information: The authros wish to acknowledge the considerable assistance given by Miss Heidi Wittesch of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute in the preparation of material for the paper and wish to thank Mr. E.D. Higgs, Department of Agriculture, South Austrialia, and Mr. P. E. Geytenbeek, Waite Agricultural Research Institute for comments on the manuscript.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cereal-ley farming, Southern Australia, Legume Pasture
Author Affiliation: Waite Agricultural Research Institute University of Adelaide, Australia
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Production > Farming Systems
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 09:13
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2012 09:13

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