Authors: Sarah Day1, Helena Oakey2, Richard Saunders3, Penny Roberts1
1SARDI Agronomy, Clare, 2University of Adelaide, 3Rural Directions
Funded By: GRDC DAS00162-A
Project Title: Validating recent research on break crop options in the low rainfall zone to determine the best options for different climate, soil type and biotic stress situations.
Peer Review: Phil Davies
Key Words: break crop, low rainfall, pulse, farming systems, canola
- @RISK analysis model outcomes indicate chickpea, vetch hay and lentil are lower risk break crop species, and are profitable in more than 50% of years.
- Top performing varieties of their respective crop species were Nuseed Diamond canola, Volga vetch, PBA Striker chickpea, PBA Bateman lupin, and PBA Samira faba bean.
- PBA Hallmark XT lentil, PBA Bolt lentil, PBA Butler field pea and PBA Wharton field pea were the top performing varieties for their respective crop species, depending on the environment.