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Initiative 22

Phosphorus efficient legume pasture systems (B.PUE.0104)

Phosphorus is a key nutrient required for efficient pasture production and common and traditional legumes have a high requirement for phosphorous. There is the potential to reduce phosphorous inputs while maintaining productivity and sustainability of pasture production in southern Australia

Research undertaken by Australian Wool Innovation, the CSIRO, University of Western Australia, NSW Department of Primary Industries and PI Department of Agriculture & Food Western Australia

What are we doing?

New legumes offer the opportunity to have the same production and nutrition for pasture production while requiring less phosphorus inputs into the system.  These are being trialled in a number of locations throughout NSW and Western Australia

Timing:

October 2015

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