Insights into pasture dieback (recorded webinar, 2019)

Pasture dieback is affecting large areas of highly productive sown and native pastures across Queensland. In this presentation, Stuart Buck (Senior Agronomist, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) discusses and provides details on:

• How to identify dieback in the paddock;
• Summary of the latest research findings;
• Discusses potential management options to address dieback, and
• Outlines what the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland are doing to support affected graziers.

You can watch the full recording or use the playlist below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentation.  26:18 published 18 February 2019 by FutureBeefAu.

Download a copy of the presentation – Latest insights into pasture dieback (PDF, 3.5MB)

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Full recording


  1. Introduction
  2. Content of presentation
  3. What is pasture dieback?
  4. What are the symptoms of pasture dieback?
  5. What grass species are affected?
  6. Where is dieback in Queensland?
  7. Impacts of pasture dieback.
  8. Observations.
  9. What is industry doing?
  10. What is the government doing?
  11. What can be done to restore pastures?
  12. Where to from here?
  13. Conclusion.