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Kikuyu (Cenchrus clandestinus) is a subtropical, perennial C4 grass that is widely used as a pasture and turf.
The innovative use of drones to precisely assess soil erosion will save time and money for WA growers.
The productivity of saline and waterlogged land can be markedly increased by using salt tolerant legumes and grasses, in mixtures.
Most unplanned fires have a drastic effect on a pasture. Fire changes the plant composition and reduces growth and carrying capacity in the following season.
Buffel grass pastures are one of the many pasture types in the pastoral rangelands in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Neptune messina is an annual pasture legume for winter-wet saltland areas of southern Australia with more than 375 millimetres (mm) annual rainfall and soil pH(Ca) of 5.5 or more.
Balansa clover (Trifolium michelianum) is an annual, self-regenerating forage legume introduced from Turkey and has been used in WA since the mid 1980s.
Buffel and birdwood grasses (Cenchrus ciliaris and C. setiger) are introduced species found in the Western Australian rangelands.
Management of weeds, disease and nitrogen nutrition are ongoing challenges that limit yield potential.
Tissue testing can identify plant nutrient deficiencies that affect plant health.