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The feathertop problem in Mitchell grass pastures

Lee, G.R., Orr, D.M. and Hall, T. J. (1980) The feathertop problem in Mitchell grass pastures. Queensland Agricultural Journal, 106 (6). pp. 521-524. ISSN 0157-7786



Seeds of Aristida latifolia (feathertop grass) in Mitchell grass (Astrebla spp.) pastures are the main cause of vegetable fault in wool from sheep grazing these areas. High stocking rates, particularly when the plants were young, reduced the build up of A. latifolia to only 4 000 plants compared with 35 000 in an adjacent field at low stocking rate. Control of A. latifolia by management strategies, (heavy grazing followed by pasture recovery in the wet season) is recommended.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Animal Science
Keywords:animal production, arid zones, control, grasslands, invasion, plant communities, stocking rate, weeds
Subjects:Animal culture > Sheep
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Animal culture > Sheep > Wool production
Live Archive:10 Aug 2021 03:53
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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