Pastures for protection & production on marginal cropping lands
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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