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Pastures in a farming system

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This publication covers where pastures fit in a farming system for livestock, cropping and the environment.


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

Author: David Brouwer and Michael Ison

ISBN:  9781742566238 | 198 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B946

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2014