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Effect of various green manure crops on the yield and quality of potatoes

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Lather, C.J. (1970) Effect of various green manure crops on the yield and quality of potatoes. Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 27 (2). pp. 191-198.



6 trials, 3 in autumn and 3 in spring, were carried out at the Gatton Research Station in 1963-6 to evaluate the effect of green manuring with (a) soyabeans, (b) cowpeas, (c) maize or (d) maize/cowpeas on the yield and quality of a subsequent potato crop; a bare fallow control (e) was included. Tuber yield and quality were unaffected by (a), (b) and (d), but (c) reduced both compared with (e). The effect of green manuring on incidence of scab [Streptomyces scabies] varied widely. Ammonium sulfate applied as a side-dressing generally increased yields and reduced scab infection.-F.A.S.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Soils. Soil science > Soil and crops. Soil-plant relationships. Soil productivity
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Fertilisers
Plant culture > Field crops > Root and tuber crops
Live Archive:20 Feb 2024 00:12
Last Modified:16 Apr 2024 23:56

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