Managing for healthy pastures on the Western Downs

This booklet discusses grazing land condition concepts, best practice management principles and land condition problems which are typical on the Western Downs. Six demonstration sites were established in the Brigalow Jimbour floodplain catchment to trial strategies for improving land condition on degraded, C condition paddocks. Five of the six paddocks were old cultivation and all had ongoing problems with broadleaf weeds, patchiness in pasture composition and soil surface condition. All cooperators based their recovery strategies around the principles of wet season spelling and good stubble retention over the dry season. Author: Jillian Alexander, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2011.

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