How to manage leucaena once established
Leucaena is a perennial forage that can significantly improve productivity and profitability of beef production systems in northern Australia. However, leucaena has specific management requirements to maximise productivity and profitability, while ensuring long term sustainability.
In this webinar, Stuart Buck (Senior Agronomist – DAF Rockhampton) discusses the on-going management requirements of leucaena.
Topics discussed include:
- grazing management
- managing plant height
- managing soil fertility
- weed and pest management
- rumen bug management
- other management considerations.
Download a copy of the presentation – How to manage leucaena once established (PDF, 3.8 MB).
Additional leucaena resources:
- The Leucaena Network
- Leucaena – code of practice
- How to reliably establish leucaena – recorded webinar (FutureBeef)
- Leucaena – a guide to establishment and management (MLA).
- How to manage leucaena once established
- What does leucaena do?
- Recapping…How to reliably establish leucaena webinar
- Outline of this presentation
- Establishment period: 0-12 months
- i. Weed control (including required permits)
- ii. First graze
- iii. Insect control
- iv. Other grazing animals (roos, hares, etc)
- Once established: 1-30+ years
- i. Weed control
- ii. Grazing
- iii. Rumen bug
- iv. Height management
- v. Nutrient management
- vi. Insect management
- vii. Monitoring for escapees
- Conclusions and contact details