PASTURE VARIETY TRIALS
MLA Producer Demonstration Site
ASHEEP pitched a Pasture Variety Trials project in Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA) 2019 round of funding for producer demonstration sites. The project was accepted and results are available for the first two years of trials, with reporting delivered by South East Agronomy Research who have been managing the trial sites.
The project will run over a five year period, comparing different varieties of pasture (annuals and perennials) across a range of soil types. In the first two years of the project we will run smaller trials and then progress to commercial scale demonstration sites. By identifying the most suitable varieties for the environment we aim to enable producers to identify opportunities to increase productivity.
Sites have been selected to cover a range of soil types and rainfall zones, as well as having good access to visit for field days. Download the Year 1 soil test results here. Project updates will be posted periodically via the blog updates below.
Site visit at Grass Patch, 19th August 2020.
ASHEEP thanks Theo Oorschot (Esperance Rural Supplies) for supporting the project with pasture agronomy expertise, particularly through sharing knowledge and advice at project field days.
Contact ASHEEP if you would like more information on this project. ASHEEP members will be provided with regular updates, visit our membership page if you would like to consider joining. The sites will also be showcased at field days.