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Tour of Tasmania’s pasture trial sites - matching pasture variety with landscape and climate constraints


Smith, R, Tour of Tasmania's pasture trial sites - matching pasture variety with landscape and climate constraints, Red Meat Updates Tasmania, 12 June 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s (TIA) Herbage Development Program (HDP) has been breeding new pasture cultivars, running species/cultivar evaluation and demonstration sites across Tasmania since the early 1990’s. The overall objective of the program has been to identify, evaluate and develop a range of new perennial grass, annual and perennial legume, and browse plant species across a range of climatic and management conditions. This has been in response to the need for better adapted and more persistent species/cultivars for the low to medium (<700mm) rainfall regions of Tasmania.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Pasture species evaluation, Tasmania
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Objective Field:Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
UTAS Author:Smith, R (Dr Rowan Smith)
ID Code:118244
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2017-07-07
Last Modified:2017-07-07

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