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Download Introduction & Chapter 1 - Farmings systems, economics, project approvals, climate and soils (20.0 MB)

Download Chapter 2 - Irrigation requirements, management and monitoring (10.4 MB)

Download Chapter 3 Pasture and crop options, agronomy (27.8 MB)

Download Chapter 4 - Animal production and grazing & Appendices (11.7 MB)

Publication Date

3-2021

Series Number

4915

Abstract

The Bulletin is a comprehensive guide for pastoralists, agronomists, agribusiness and the broader community on the growing of irrigated crops and pastures within a rangeland pastoral setting.

Dispersed irrigation developments on stations throughout the northern rangelands (sometimes referred to as mosaic agriculture) has created opportunities for the introduction of more productive forage species and pastoralists can now grow high quality forage for 12 months of the year. This can help to overcome the key constraint of traditional pastoral systems, the low quality of the feed over the dry season that typically results in stock losing condition.

Number of Pages

214

ISSN

1833-7236

Keywords

Mosaic agriculture, Pilbara, Kimberley, Irrigation, Economics, Perennial grasses, C4 grasses, Warm season grasses, tropical grasses, tropical legumes, Lucerne, beef cattle, Rhodes grass, Pests, Diseases, Western Australia

Disciplines

Agricultural Economics | Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Agronomy and Crop Sciences | Beef Science

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Mosaic agriculture: a guide to irrigated crop and forage production in northern WA

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