Richard and Robert Gherardi

Region: Wet Tropics

Who: Richard and Robert Gherardi

Location: Victoria

This project aims to look at the effects of a long fallow (12months) bare, a long fallow (12months) with Soybeans

Longer fallows (12 months) have been used in the past and it is being investigated whether a long fallow will result in higher yields, greater ratoon ability and improved economics (e.g. reduced fertiliser inputs).

Comparing 12 and 6 month fallows looks into whether a longer fallow will improve production, ratooning ability and reduce nutrient inputs. This will improve profitability for the grower and reduce their impact on the Great Barrier Reef.