Triodia pungens, Grazing
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THE Pastoral region in Western Australia where Triodia pungens (soft spinifex) makes up most of the vegetation, covers an area of about 17,000 square miles in the Forrest and De Grey pastoral areas.
On the deeper granitic sands in much of the region, plant associations revert to a pure stand of soft spinifex after about five or six years' grazing. It is common practice to burn at this stage, to encourage the re-establishment of other species and the production of palatable spinifex regrowth.
"Deferred grazing improves soft spinifex association,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 10
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol10/iss11/8