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4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2012-13 Quality Declaration 
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CROP RESIDUE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES


In 2012-13:

  • The main crop residue management practices undertaken by agricultural businesses in Australia were retaining standing stubble, accounting for 36% of total area of crop residue managed; retaining stubble (where low cut stubble is left on ground including for mulching purposes), accounting for 21%; and removal of crop residue by grazing accounting for 17%.
  • Nationally the number of businesses managing crop residue remained steady.


CROP RESIDUE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, Australia

2012-13
Movement since
2011-12 (a)
no.
%

Agricultural businesses managing crop residue (no.)
27 548
0
Area of crop residue managed ('000 ha)
Removal by cool-moderate burn
1 358
-34
Removal by hot burn
955
-13
Windrowed and left
290
49
Incorporated into soil
2 179
-13
Windrowed and removed
567
-16
Retained
4 442
-7
Retained standing
7 591
54
Grazed off
3 593
34

(a) 2011-12 figures for calculating percentage changes are sourced from Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4630.0)

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