Knowledge centre articles

Sown pasture rundown is the decline in pasture production over time. Click on the following links to find out more about the symptoms, effects and causes of sown pasture rundown, and what management…
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Find out your options to increase nitrogen inputs in your sown pastures, specifically applying nitrogen fertiliser or adding a legume.

Find out more about ways to increase nitrogen cycling in your sown pastures, including mechanical options, ley farming and more…

Is your buffel grass is not growing as big and bulky as it used to? Or is it pale green or yellow instead of being dark green? Find out why here…

Bill Schulke Formerly Queensland Government Sown pastures can offer flexibility in your beef enterprise and can provide solutions for land degradation problems but you need to carefully consider the benefits and be…
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Bill Schulke Formerly Queensland Government Pastures need time to recover following prolonged drought or a series of poor growing seasons. Grazing systems that allow for pasture spelling, deferred restocking, continued drought feeding…
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Roger Sneath Department of Agriculture and Fisheries As we all know, over-stocking causes stress on stock, pastures, soil and in the long term bank balances. Estimating the carrying capacity of your land…
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Damien O’Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Forest bluegrass (Bothriochloa bladhii), or Burnett bluegrass as it is sometimes known, is one of our very productive native grasses. It is commonly found on the…
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David Orr Formerly Queensland Government Background Black speargrass (Heteropogon contortus) is a widespread, native perennial grass which is distributed throughout much of eastern Queensland particularly in areas receiving between 600mm and 1,000mm…
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Damien O’Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Plants are important indicators of the health and condition of your pasture. Recognising key plant species and understanding their role in your pastures is a…
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