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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Here are a range of tools to help you make informed business and production decisions relating to your beef enterprise. All tools are provided as downloadable Microsoft Excel files. The input data…
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Fire is integral to many ecosystems in Western Australian rangelands. Controlled fire can reduce the risk of wild fire, benefit pasture productivity and contribute positively to biodiversity values. Uncontrolled fire is a…
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Land condition determines the capacity of grazing land to produce useful forage for livestock. What condition is your land in? Find out more here.

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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Damien O’Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Figure 1. Plant Figure 2. Seed head Our native grasses still provide the most significant portion of grazing for beef and sheep in northern Australia.…
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Damien O’Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries The native panic grasses are found across most mainland states of Australia. Of the 27 or so native species, three are more common: Native millet…
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David Orr, formerly Queensland Government Peter O’Reagan, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Annual grasses like button and flinders grass come and go. But perennials like desert bluegrass (Bothriochloa ewartiana) are there for…
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Damien O’Sullivan Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Saltbush is a native woody perennial shrub that grows to two metres high and is generally associated with the drier areas of Australia. It is…
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Weeds are an integral, if not always desirable, part of Australian grazing systems. For specific information about weeds and weed management in your area please contact your local land protection officer, local…
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