This experiment has been added by the GLTEN Curators using existing published sources.
The original experiment objective was to develop crop rotations which would both maintain soil fertility and produce economic yields in response to observed yield declines in the early 20th century.
Today this experiment has been tracking the long-term effects of farming systems on soil fertility. The experiment has demonstrated that the inclusion of a legume ley in the crop sequence is essential for maintaining crop productivity, soil fertility, soil physical attributes and soil biological activity. Of particular interest has been the measurement of organic matter and soil carbon since the 1930’s on-site. On average, the rotations that contain a clover phase had 45% more soil carbon after 80 years of treatment.
Data Access Statement
NSW Agriculture, Agricultural Research & Advisory Station, Glen Innes