Native pastures



Some of the important grasses found in the Kimberley that are often discussed include Mitchell grasses (Astrebla spp.), black spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), ribbon grass (Chrysopogon fallax), three-awn…

The May 2019 Rangelands Memo featured an article (pp. 23-25) titled ‘White grass’, which discussed the key characteristics of this native perennial species and evidence from the Western…

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…

This manual offers best practice management options to land managers dealing with weedy Sporobolus grasses, including giant rat’s tail grass (GRT) and giant Parramatta grass.

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.

Forest bluegrass (Bothriochloa bladhii), or Burnett bluegrass as it is sometimes known, is one of our very productive native grasses. It is commonly found on the black soil along…