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Title: Chilean needle grass integrated grazing strategies
Contributor(s): Grech, Charles J (author); McLaren, D (author); Sindel, Brian Mark  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Chilean needle grass ('Nassella neesiana'; CNG) is able to over-run pastures resulting in canopy cover of up to 60%. Such infestations can lead to a substantial reduction in livestock carrying capacity as the grass produces large numbers of unpalatable flower stalks and sharp seeds that pose a risk to animal welfare, particularly sheep. A large scale grazing study was initiated over spring 2004 to compare the ability of set stocked or rotationally grazed sheep and cattle, to reduce CNG seed production, as well as to monitor the effects on animal production and the botanical composition of the pasture regrowth.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: International Landcare Conference 2006, Melbourne, Australia, 2006
Source of Publication: Poster Presentation at the International Landcare Conference 2006
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070308 Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 960413 Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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