Pastures in a Farming System

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Paperback - May 2014 - AU $34.00

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

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

Details

Paperback | May 2014 | $ 34.00
ISBN: 9781742566238 | 198 pages
Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries

Contents

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