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Initiative 43

Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition (B.NBP.0555)

Resting pasture land in the wet season is a key recommendation for improved grazing management in northern Australia to improve soil and groundcover and reduce the risk of erosion and downstream impacts on water quality. However, there is little reliable and relevant information to guide the design of cost-effective and practical regimes of wet season spelling.

Research undertaken by Queensland Department Employment Economic Development and Infrastructure (DEEDI)

What are we doing?

This project will measure the impact of different spelling strategies on groundcover and productivity.  The improved understanding and predictability of wet season spelling that emerges will be used to design more reliable and cost-effective spelling options for producers.

Timing:

November 2015

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