Leads to faba bean experiment in the North Burnett
nitrous oxide emission cropping project just as the plants were ready to flower.
“The following flood water and inundation played havoc with both trial sites, running the trials,” Ms Voigt said.
“Although most of the mungbeans have recovered at one of the trial sites and some sort of harvest is possible, the topsoil from the fallow strips has washed into the bean strips, which means the soil is no longer uniform for nitrous oxide emissions recording.”
The trials at both sites have been abandoned but by taking on this experiment, the time between tests will not be wasted.
“On paper it looks good, but they are predicting a wetter than usual winter so we may have problems with fungus,” Ms Voigt said.
“They (faba beans) are a great alternative to chick peas because the time from planting to harvest is much shorter.”