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Publication Date

12-2009

Series Number

4785

Abstract

Lucerne, often regarded as the queen of forages, has been used in agriculture for centuries. In Western Australia, however, its potential has never been fully realised despite its well-documented ability to dewater soils and reduce groundwater recharge. Over the years adoption has been limited by a range of factors including pests and diseases, soil acidity, grazing management and economics. During the last decade research has addressed these issues, paving the way for much greater impact at the farm and catchment level.

Number of Pages

88

ISSN

1833-7236

Keywords

Weed control, Farm management, Lucerne, Crop production, Farming systems, Salinity, Animal production, Farm management, Cropping systems, Salt degradation, Western Australia

Disciplines

Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Horticulture

Lucerne guidelines for Western Australia principles for integrating a perennial pasture into broadacre dryland farming systems

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