Knowledge centre articles

Extensive beef production is the single largest land use in Queensland occurring on 65% of the state’s landmass. At the same time there are a lot of trees in Queensland with 50%…
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There are numerous grazing strategies that producers can employ on their properties. Intensive rotational grazing is one option that has become more popular in recent years, but there is not a lot…
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(PDF, 1.4 MB) Key messages There are no one-size-fits-all strategies to manage pasture dieback. Each situation needs to be individually assessed to determine the best course of action; what is suitable for…
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Multiple research activities are currently underway, however none to date have definitively identified the exact cause of pasture dieback. Multiple pathogenic organisms (e.g. insects, fungi, viruses) could be interacting simultaneously with environmental…
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Pasture rundown is the reduction of pasture growth over time due to the tie-up of soil nutrients (primarily nitrogen) in sown pastures. Pasture quantity and quality gradually reduces over time, however plants…
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(PDF, 1.8 MB) Pasture dieback only affects tropical and sub-tropical grasses, causing premature death and unthrifty growth. Pastures in eastern Queensland are affected, specifically north and Central Queensland, Wide Bay Burnett and…
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 (PDF, 1.4 MB) Key messages Most sown grass-pasture species commonly found in southern, central and northern Queensland have been affected by dieback. Some native grass-pasture species such as black speargrass, forest bluegrass…
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