How pastures are managed in drought conditions will determine how quickly they respond to rain when it arrives. This involves:

  • assessing pasture quantity and aligning this with stocking rates
  • maintaining ground cover
  • locking paddocks to preserve groundcover and prevent soil erosion
  • use of sacrifice paddocks
  • managing weeds, insect attack, and plant diseases.

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Apply plant biology to agronomic practices

This course covers the application of introductory plant biology (plant taxonomy, plant morphology and plant physiology) to common agronomic practices.