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Cool-Season grain legumes production and rhizobial interactions in Australian dryland agriculture

Slattery, J., Siddique, K.H.M. and Howieson, J. (2015) Cool-Season grain legumes production and rhizobial interactions in Australian dryland agriculture. In: Rao, S.C. and Ryan, J., (eds.) Challenges and Strategies of Dryland Agriculture. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., pp. 229-242.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.2135/cssaspecpub32.c15
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Abstract

In this chapter we review recent advances in cool‐season pulse production in Australia and how rhizobial, soil, and environmental factors impact on productivity. Nationally, pulse production has continued to increase to about 2 × 106 t yr−1, but in recent years the capacity for nitrogen (N2) fixation has been limited, especially due to insufficient moisture in 2002 and through the emergence of Ascochyta blight in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) crops across southern Australia, in addition to abiotic factors such as extremes in soil pH (highly acidic or alkaline soils), temperature, soil moisture, nutrients, and chemical residues have a significant impact on N2 fixation and pulse production in Australia.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Copyright: © 2004. Crop Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy
Other Information: Book Series:CSSA Special Publications; Vol. 32
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60262
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