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dc.contributor.authorDi Bella, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorZahmel, Megan
dc.contributor.authorvan Zwieten, Lukas
dc.contributor.authorRose, Terry J
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-15T01:48:54Z
dc.date.available2021-10-15T01:48:54Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2077-0472en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agriculture11070640en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409030
dc.description.abstractWhile mixed-species cover crops are gaining worldwide popularity, their utility in the ‘plough-out’ period in tropical sugar cane systems has not been investigated. Field trials investigating weed suppression (one season only), biomass production and nitrogen accumulation of single-species and mixed-species cover crops were conducted over two seasons on a commercial sugarcane farm in the Australian tropics. Mixed-species cover crops showed strong weed suppression, and were among the top treatments for biomass production each year, but did not yield the highest biomass in either season. Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea cv. Global sunn) produced the most biomass in the drier-than-average 2016–2017 season (>10 t dry matter ha−1), while soybean (Glycine max cv. Leichardt) produced the most biomass (5.3 t dry matter ha−1) in the wetter-than-average 2018–2019 season, highlighting the influence of seasonal conditions on species’ biomass production. The inclusion of multiple species in a short-term cover crop in the tropics where extreme weather events can occur can thus be seen as a risk mitigation strategy given the risk of failure of any given species in a given season.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMDPIen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom640en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAgricultureen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAgronomyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAgricultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordstropical legumesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsnitrogen fixationen_US
dc.subject.keywordssunn hempen_US
dc.subject.keywordssoybeanen_US
dc.subject.keywordstillage radishen_US
dc.titleWeed suppression, biomass and nitrogen accumulation in mixed-species and single-species cover crops in a tropical sugarcane fallowen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDi Bella, L; Zahmel, M; van Zwieten, L; Rose, TJ, Weed suppression, biomass and nitrogen accumulation in mixed-species and single-species cover crops in a tropical sugarcane fallow, Agriculture, 2021, 11 (7)en_US
dc.date.updated2021-10-12T01:54:35Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
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