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AgGuide - Pastures in a Farming System

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Author:   NSW DPI
Publisher:   NSW Agriculture
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9781742566238
Product Id:   5282

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

Table of 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

References and further reading