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Describes the benefits of native and introduced species and how to maintain the desirable pasture mix through grazing management. This book will help you get the most out of your pasture system while keeping it productive.

Section 1: Your farming system

  • Where pastures fit in the farming system
  • Pastures in a livestock system
  • Pastures in a cropping system
  • Fodder crops in a farming system

Section 2: Establishing pastures

  • The essentials of establishment
  • Inoculating and pelleting legume seeds
  • Selecting machinery for establishment
  • Selecting the pasture species

Section 3: Managing for sustainable pastures

  • Grazing management
  • Plants and animal health
  • Conserving pastures
  • Fertilisers for pastures
  • Managing soils under pastures

Section 4: Water use and irrigation for pastures

  • Planning for irrigation
  • Pasture and crop requirements
  • Irrigation systems

Section 5: Managing risks to pastures

  • Soil acidity
  • Soil structural problems
  • Soil erosion
  • Soil salinity
  • Weeds in pastures
  • Pasture pests
  • Pastures in a changing climate
  • Dealing with drought
  • Pastures and floods
  • Pastures and fire

Title          AgGuide - Pastures in a farming system       
Author(s)                   
Pages          198         
ISBN          9781742566238         
Catalogue number          B946         
Year of publish          2014         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $34.00AUD (inc GST)


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