FutureBeef podcast, episode 4: How to manage pasture dieback

What starts as a patch of discoloured grass, may progress rapidly to plant death, followed by hectares of nothing but unpalatable broadleaf weeds where productive pastures once stood. A a classic symptom of pasture dieback.

So what is pasture dieback and how can pastoralists manage and prevent it?

This episode covers all the tricky questions with DAF’s Stuart Buck and Kylie Hopkins, with some tremendous insights from Injune beef producer Owen Price.


Buffel grass pasture affected by dieback. Note the dead patch (left of photo) surrounded by well-grown buffel grass
without any other grass species.

Related pasture dieback information:

Pasture dieback signs and symptoms →

Pasture rundown or pasture dieback? →