Cover crop demonstration trial results – Tasmania

In February 2020, six cover crop demonstration sites were planted in the lead-up to the Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group's Precision Ag Expo. 

Over the course of two months, the growth of these cover crops was recorded visually, in order to demonstrate growth rates, plant characteristics and root architecture for cover mixes that targeted specific objectives.

Site conditions over the two months provided exceptional autumn growth with mild temperatures and above annual rainfall.

Take a look at the summary of results from the trial which focused on nematode suppression, feed production, weed suppression, soil conditioning, pathogen control and nitrogen fixation.