Investigating the practicality of regenerating degraded pastoral land on Larrawa station
Investigating the practicality of regenerating degraded pastoral land on Larrawa station examined the practical aspects of pasture rehabilitation using a producer demonstration site (PDS) on Larrawa station, Western Australian.
The area being regenerated was eroded early in the 1970s as a result of overgrazing, causing the loss of topsoil and the formation of a small gully. The PDS began in 2009 and five different types of mechanical regeneration were demonstrated including closed and open water ponds, water spreader banks, crocodile plough and opposed disc plough.
A paddock walk to mark the completion of the investigation and present results to local producers occurred in April 2012.
More information, news and media
- Larrawa PDS infonote (PDF 131 KB)
- Larrawa PDS – a photo story of works completed in November 2011 (PDF 1.91 MB)
- ABC Rural – Landcare technique bringing bare earth back to life in the Kimberley (PDF 194 KB)
For more information, please refer to the final report summary and download the final report (B.NBP.0619 Part A) (PDF, 6.4 MB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.
When: 1 December 2009 to 30 April 2012
Contact: Matthew Fletcher
Collaborator: Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia