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Tasmanian Pasture Resource Audit: A review of the botanical composition of Tasmanian pastures in 2011 - Final Report

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Smith, R and Corkrey, R and Martin, G and Dolbey, B and Ball, P and Hall, A and Field, B, Tasmanian Pasture Resource Audit: A review of the botanical composition of Tasmanian pastures in 2011 - Final Report, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2013) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

There has been concern from industry experts and stakeholders that the botanical composition of improved pastures in Tasmania is limiting the productivity of our grazing industries. Evidence suggests that a decline in the pasture resource has been occurring for many years, with regional studies across southern Australia including Tasmania in the 1990ís reporting a lack of sown improved pasture species. Numerous factors have been proposed to have contributed to the decline including; soil acidification, salinity, low pasture renovation rates, reduced fertiliser applications, and overgrazing amongst others. Tasmania has recently endured drought in the 2000ís, imposing further strains of overgrazing and moisture stresses on the depleted resource.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Pastures, botanical composition, survey, Tasmania
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Crop and Pasture Production
Research Field:Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Objective Field:Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Author:Smith, R (Dr Rowan Smith)
Author:Corkrey, R (Dr Ross Corkrey)
Author:Martin, G (Mr Gary Martin)
Author:Dolbey, B (Mr Bruce Dolbey)
Author:Ball, P (Mr Peter Ball)
Author:Hall, A (Miss Alison Hall)
Author:Field, B (Mr Brian Field)
ID Code:118236
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-07
Last Modified:2017-07-07
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