Pasture dieback industry network
Between 2020 and 2022 the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) conducted a project co-funded by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to work closely with industry and graziers affected by pasture dieback. This project (titled: Grazier engagement to increase knowledge, skills and ability to combat pasture dieback) was conducted in Central Queenslandand formed the DAF Pasture Dieback Industry Network. Participants had the opportunity to work with the DAF pasture dieback team to learn more about this condition and help shape the direction of future research.
A group consisting of interested graziers and industry representatives were formed and participants were provided with the latest research findings, given the opportunity for dieback to be diagnosed on property and understand management strategies. Group members were encouraged to learn from each other, as well as had the opportunity to host on-farm trials and contribute soil and plant samples from their properties for diagnostic research. Several forums, field days and workshops were conducted and regular newsletters were sent out to the PDIN. A copy of each can be downloaded below.
- February 2023: Registration information for CQ dieback field days, new pasture dieback videos, podcast, reporting app and ID guide, summary of management options presented at workshops.
- February 2022: Registration information for the Central Queensland workshops, field trial site update and the new New South Wales Department of Primary Industries and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Pasture Dieback Identification Guide
- September 2021: Feedback reviewed, workshop reconstructed, a series of workshops planned for south east Queensland
- August 2021: Information on upcoming workshops, update on field trial sites, new map of areas affected by pasture dieback, recap of Gayndah field day, watch our recorded seminar at Beef Australia 2021.
- April 2021: Field trial site updates, new factsheets, paddock walk recaps, pasture dieback on the Beef Australia program, rescheduled bus tour, pasture dieback on the Darling Downs.
- January 2021: Register for the pasture dieback bus tour, preliminary Beef Australia 2021 program, the first funded GRASS project.
- December 2020: Update on pasture sampling at field trial sites, Pasture Dieback Bus Tour, DAF’s diagnostic work and phosphorus deficiency in cattle.
- November 2020: Field trial sites progress report, answers to your pasture dieback question, insect identification resources, and DAF’s new GRASS project
As this project is now completed, the PDIN has closed. However, anyone interested in following the latest pasture production research conducted by DAF, including pasture dieback, can now join a new e-newsletter for the Queensland Pasture Resilience Program.