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Grass weeds abundant in improved pastures


Smith, R, Grass weeds abundant in improved pastures, Tasmanian Weed Society Newsletter, Tasmanian Weed Society, Tasmania (2013) [Magazine Article]


Grass weeds abundant in improved pastures For some people thistles, docks and capeweed may be the first things that come to mind when pasture weeds are mentioned. However, a recent survey of the composition of pasture in Tasmania has revealed that grass weeds may also have a large negative impact on the productivity of grazing industries. In late 2011 the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture undertook an extensive survey of the State’s pastures. This study was conducted to provide a base line data set of the improved pasture resource and inform future direction of pasture research and extension. Over 800 pastures were assessed using a novel technique purposely designed to cover a large area but also be analysed at a regional scale. At each site the pasture was assessed visually by recording the percentage cover of each individual grass species in the pasture.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture production not elsewhere classified
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:84234
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-05-01
Last Modified:2014-04-16

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