Brian Dzoma1, Nigel Wilhelm1 and Peter Telfer2
1SARDI Waite, 2SARDI Turretfield
Peer Review: Sjaan Davey (SARDI – Waite) and Fabio Arsego (SARDI – Port Lincoln)
Funded By: Grains Research and Development Corporation (DAS00169)
Project Title: Improving sustainable productivity and profitability of Mallee farming systems with a focus on soil improvements)
- Vetch productivity on poor sandhills can be improved even when phosphorus soil tests are moderate.
- High rates of urea under the seed were detrimental to vetch root and shoot biomass, nodules and grain production.
- Placing phosphorus deeper at sowing is beneficial for improved root and shoot biomass and grain yield