Improved pastures: Articles and factsheets



This fact sheet outlines the findings of a Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Demonstration Site project that investigated the growing conditions and varieties suitable for establishing leucaena in…

Pasture dieback is a condition that causes unthrifty growth and premature death of otherwise productive tropical and sub-tropical sown-grass pastures. Some native grass species are also affected. Broadleaf…

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 your neighbour might not be suitable for you.

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…

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…

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 south-east Queensland. Dieback in tropical grass-pastures was confirmed in north-east New South Wales in early 2020.

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 and golden beard grass have also been reported to have been affected…

Introduced pasture species have an important role in the Katherine region as special purpose pastures within a predominantly native pasture grazing system. This Agnote outlines some of the more common uses of these species.

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 (Agnote E69) outlines the common uses of introduced pastures.

This Agnote lists species of grasses and legumes that can be sown as improved pastures for grazing or for the production of fodder in the monsoonal rainfall zone of the Northern Territory. This zone is defined as having a distinct wet season with over 600mm annual rainfall.