A Guide to Pasture Species in NSW

A guide to pasture species in NSW

This guide to pasture species in NSW, includes descriptions and colour photos of useful temperate and tropical legume and grass species. Also includes chapters on pasture selection, establishment, management and grazing systems.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Pasture Types suitable for NSW
  Why sow pasture?
  Temperate or tropical?
  Responding to climate change and climate variability
  A history of introductions
  Describing new cultivars

Chapter 2: Legumes for soil, pasture and crop improvement
  Strains of rhizobium
  Inoculating legume seed

Chapter 3: Fertilisers for pastures
  Phosphorus: a key nutrient
  Other esstential plant nutrients

Chapter 4: Pasture establishment
  Seed treatment

Chapter 5: Pasture management
  Pasture quantity and quality

Chapter 6: Grazing management
  The principles of grazing management
  Stocking rates
  Altering the diet
  Keeping the sward vigorous
  Maintaining desirable species
  Grazing systems
  Picking a good diet
  Supplements
  Continuous feed supply

Chapter 7: Selecting species, cultivars and mixtures for pastures
  Describing grasses
  Grass plant parts
  Cultivar development
  Pasture recommendations
  Animal health and disorders

Chapter 8: Pasture grasses

Chapter 9: Pasture legumes
  Description

Chapter 10: Fodder and forage crops
  Pasture hay and silage
  Fodder and forage crops
  Crops for winter feed
  Crops for summer feed
  Browse shrubs

Chaper 11: Seed quality
  Genetic integrity
  Seed purity
  Germination testing

Species list
  Alphabetical by common name
  Alphabetical by botanical name

References and further reading
Books
Web sites
Species index

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