Authors: Roy Latta, Michael Moodie
Research Team: Mick Brady, Todd McDonald, Chris Davies, Murray Hynam
Funded By: The Australian Government Department of Agriculture as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Meat and Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation.
Project Title: Dryland Legume Pasture Systems
Key Words: Pasture establishment, novel pasture species
- A 4-year pasture development project was established near Piangil in 2018.
- Legume pasture species that have not traditionally been grown in the Victorian Mallee established, largely successfully, in 2019 from hard but germinable seed sown in June 2018 (Twin sown) and February 2019 (Summer sown).
- They produced up to 2 t/ha of biomass and 400 kg/ha of seed in a season of only 40% of average growing season and annual rainfall.