Managing native pastures



The Demonstrating recovery of pasture productivity: Mulga Lands – Bollon project used four producer demonstration sites on three commercial properties to demonstrate recovery of pasture productivity, through pasture…

Line drawings and colour photos of key pasture species (grasses, herbs and forbs, and browse) of the Victoria River District. It includes species descriptions, habitats and distributions, grazing value and management, and nutritional information (e.g. digestibility, crude protein and phosphorus).

This one-page factsheet summarises how plants grow and the impact of grazing versus resting (or saving) the plant until it fully recovers on the long-term productivity of your pasture.

Not all changes in land condition occur at the same rate and some are not easily reversible. As demonstrated in the ABCD land condition rolling ball framework below,…

Land condition determines the capacity of grazing land to produce useful forage for livestock. What condition is your land in? Find out more here.

Key points wiregrass is an un-palatable and unproductive grass a high proportion of wiregrass in a pasture indicates poor land condition strategic burning of wiregrass dominated pastures over…

Annual grasses like button and flinders grass come and go. But perennials like desert bluegrass (Bothriochloa ewartiana) are there for years, producing forage in even the worst seasons.…