Optimising cover cropping for the Australian vegetable industry (VG16068)
What’s it all about?
This investment began in mid-2017 to support Australian vegetable growers in effectively using cover crops to boost soil health and reap productivity benefits. Bringing together a consortium of research partners, it is building on existing cover crop trial sites and establishing new ones to explore the how, why and when to best use cover crops across Australia’s main vegetable growing regions.
The work is exporing cover crop species, cropping sequences, sowing windows and transition practices under a range of soil types, climates and crops, and will ultimately deliver clear grower guidelines for using cover cropping that are specific to growing regions.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund