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Project RRRD.024 Final Report for the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country Reef Rescue Water Quality Research and Development Program.

This project investigated the potential to mechanically rehabilitate degraded, bare, D-condition grazing lands to improved condition in the Burdekin and Fitzroy River catchments of north-east Queensland. With successful rehabilitation there will be increased pasture health and productivity which will reduce water, sediment and nutrient runoff, with the aim of improving the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from grazing land.

Authors: Timothy Moravek and Trevor J. Hall, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2014.

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Project RRRD.024 Final Report for the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country Reef Rescue Water Quality Research and Development Program.

This project investigated the potential to mechanically rehabilitate degraded, bare, D-condition grazing lands to improved condition in the Burdekin and Fitzroy River catchments of north-east Queensland. With successful rehabilitation there will be increased pasture health and productivity which will reduce water, sediment and nutrient runoff, with the aim of improving the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from grazing land.

Authors: Timothy Moravek and Trevor J. Hall, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2014.

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Project RRRD.024 Final Report for the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country Reef Rescue Water Quality Research and Development Program.

This project investigated the potential to mechanically rehabilitate degraded, bare, D-condition grazing lands to improved condition in the Burdekin and Fitzroy River catchments of north-east Queensland. With successful rehabilitation there will be increased pasture health and productivity which will reduce water, sediment and nutrient runoff, with the aim of improving the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from grazing land.

Authors: Richard G. Silcock and Trevor J. Hall, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2014.

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Project RRRD.024 Final Report for the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country Reef Rescue Water Quality Research and Development Program.

This project investigated the potential to mechanically rehabilitate degraded, bare, D-condition grazing lands to improved condition in the Burdekin and Fitzroy River catchments of north-east Queensland. With successful rehabilitation there will be increased pasture health and productivity which will reduce water, sediment and nutrient runoff, with the aim of improving the quality of water flowing into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon from grazing land.

Author: Trevor J. Hall, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, 2014.

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Pastures for protection & production describes how planting pastures on marginal cropping lands can protect the catchments of the Murray Darling in southern Queensland. It has sections on:

  • the environmental benefits of pastures
  • restoration of soil carbon
  • the problems with trying to restore land to its pre-settlement state
  • sown pastures and selection of species
  • establishing pastures on old cropping land
  • managing the pasture
  • recovery of run-down sown pastures.

The technical information has been based on presentations given at the seventh and eighth Australian Tropical Pastures Conferences held in 2007 and 2009 respectively. These conferences were organised by the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. Editors: Ian Partridge et al., Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2009.

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The aim of Pastures: Mackay Whitsunday region – a guide for developing productive and sustainable pasture-fed grazing systems is to provide information and knowledge on sown and native pasture systems in a form readily accessible to Mackay Whitsunday region’s graziers and land managers. It contains an overview of the Mackay Whitsunday region and its beef industry profile, pasture-fed beef production options, land types, sown pasture species information (selection, establishment and management), special purpose pastures, and weeds and legislation. Compiled by the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland, 2007.

Download a copy of Pastures: Mackay Whitsunday region – a guide for developing productive and sustainable pasture-fed grazing systems (PDF, 2 MB).

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Introduced pasture species have an important role in the Katherine region as special purpose pastures within a predominantly native pasture grazing system. While useful, they are unlikely to replace native pastures as the primary source of feed for extensive cattle herds in this region due to climatic and financial constraints. Part 1 (PDF, 52 KB) describes the various introduced pasture species available for the Katherine region. Part 2 (this Agnote) outlines some of the more common uses of these species. Authors: D. Parker and M. Cobiac, Department of Primary Industries, Northern Territory (2002).

Download a copy of An introduction to the pastures of the Katherine region: Part 2 Common uses for introduced species (PDF, 147 KB) from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

Native pastures are the primary source of feed for cattle production in the Katherine region. Introduced species have an important role as special purpose pastures. Part 1 (this Agnote) briefly describes the major pasture species and Part 2 (PDF, 147 KB) outlines the common uses of introduced pastures. Authors: D. Parker and M. Cobiac, Department of Primary Industries, Northern Territory (2002).

Download a copy of An introduction to the pastures of the Katherine region: Part 1 Native and introduced species (PDF, 52 KB) from the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

Producer case studies from Mellaluka, Lignum and Alinya on the Belyando River, Queensland. Author: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Download a copy of Managing flood damaged buffel pastures (PDF, 384 KB) from the Queensland Government.

Earthworms can substantially improve the quality and quantity of pasture and crop production. This factsheet outlines some simple tactics that can increase the number of these valuable soil organisms.

Download a copy of Increasing earthworms in pastures (PDF, 51 KB) from Meat & Livestock Australia.

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