Block cropping pitted against integration method

A LOCAL study has revealed how different ways of planting and growing mallee (small to medium-sized Eucalyptus trees) around a pasture can affect overall biomass and crop production.

The study, conducted 48km from Esperance, focused on the amount of bio-feedstock that mallee crops produced, in conjunction with the amount of grain produced from conventional crops.

Department of Agriculture and Food WA researcher and lead author Dr Robert Sudmeyer says the study findings will assist farmers in picking the best method for harvesting either mallee, conventional crops, or both.

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