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7488. Wells, G.J.. 1970. Skeleton weed (Chondrilla juncea) on the Victorian Mallee: 2. Effect of legumes on soil fertility, subsequent wheat crop and weed population.. Aust. J. Exp. Agric. Anim. Husb., 10:622-629.
This experiment has shown that, although wheat crops grown on skeleton weed infested land will give economic responses to applied nitrogen in seasons of adequate rainfall, the financial returns are likely to be much lower than if lucerne were included in the rotation. Therefore, sowing lucerne on arable land infested with the weed is not only a practical means of weed control, but also sound management, since it improves pasture production, soil fertility, and subsequent wheat yields on some of the poorest soil types in the Mallee.

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