A Guide to Pasture Species in NSW
Includes descriptions and colour photos of useful temperate and tropical legume and grass species.
This guide to pasture species in NSW, includes descriptions and colour photos of useful temperate and tropical legume and grass species. Also includes chapters on pasture selection, establishment, management and grazing systems.
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DetailsPaperback | September 2010 | $ 30.00
ISBN: 9780731306275 | 144 pages
Publisher: NSW Industry & Investment
ContentsChapter 1: Pasture Types suitable for NSW
Why sow pasture?
Temperate or tropical?
Responding to climate change and climate variability
A history of introductions
Describing new cultivars
Chapter 2: Legumes for soil, pasture and crop improvement
Strains of rhizobium
Inoculating legume seed
Chapter 3: Fertilisers for pastures
Phosphorus: a key nutrient
Other esstential plant nutrients
Chapter 4: Pasture establishment
Chapter 5: Pasture management
Pasture quantity and quality
Chapter 6: Grazing management
The principles of grazing management
Altering the diet
Keeping the sward vigorous
Maintaining desirable species
Picking a good diet
Continuous feed supply
Chapter 7: Selecting species, cultivars and mixtures for pastures
Grass plant parts
Animal health and disorders
Chapter 8: Pasture grasses
Chapter 9: Pasture legumes
Chapter 10: Fodder and forage crops
Pasture hay and silage
Fodder and forage crops
Crops for winter feed
Crops for summer feed
Chaper 11: Seed quality
Alphabetical by common name
Alphabetical by botanical name
References and further reading