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Research Project: Conservation Systems to Improve Production Efficiency, Reduce Risk, and Promote Sustainability

Location: Soil Dynamics Research

Title: Previous crop effects on yield of Brassica Carinata and summer crops

item IBOYI, JOESPH - University Of Florida
item MULVANEY, MICHAEL - University Of Florida
item LEON, RAMON - North Carolina State University
item Balkcom, Kipling
item SMALL, IAN - University Of Florida
item DEVKOTA, PRATAP - University Of Florida

Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/31/2020
Publication Date: 2/1/2020
Citation: Iboyi, J.E., Mulvaney, M.J., Leon, R.G., Balkcom, K.S., Small, I.M., Devkota, P. 2020. Previous crop effects on yield of Brassica Carinata and summer crops [abstract]. Southern Branch - American Society of Agronomy Meeting. CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Row crop growers in the Southeastern United States are in a need to diversify their cropping systems and increase profitability. Brassica carinata could be a likely candidate to replace the significantly large winter fallow acreage in this region. Fitting carinata into existing crop rotations will provide growers with additional income. However, carinata is a relatively new crop in the region, and this necessitates the need to investigate rotations that are economically and agronomically feasible. To address this, a study was conducted to evaluate the effects of previous summer crops (Peanut - Arachis hypogaea, Cotton - Gossypium hirsutum L., fallow) on carinata production, as well as the effects of carinata production on subsequent summer crops (peanut, cotton, soybean – Glycine max, and sorghum - Sorghum bicolor). A randomized complete block design with a split-split plot restriction on randomization with seven replications (3 irrigated; 4 non-irrigated) was implemented in Jay, Florida. Preliminary results from this trial will be presented.