The Future Cropping Systems program is introducing profitable perennial components into existing annual plant-based systems in the mixed farming (wheat/sheep) zone. The CRC's work in this area aims to increase profitability and improve natural resource management outcomes.
By incorporating perennial plants, these cropping systems will have greater resilience to the challenges posed by terms of trade, drought, climate variability and salinity. The program will use bio-economic modelling of integrated crop-based systems to focus its investment targets and to then demonstrate the profit advantages of using these new systems.
Projects within the Future Cropping System program are:
Future Cropping System Program Leader: Dr Clinton Revell.
This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.
This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.
Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.
The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.