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Leucaena - The productive and sustainable forage legume

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Shelton, M., Dalzell, S., Tomkins, N. and Buck, S. R. (2021) Leucaena - The productive and sustainable forage legume. Meat and Livestock Australia, North Sydney, Australia., 93 pages.



Research into leucaena’s value as forage in Australia began in the 1950s, but it was not until the 1990s that large-scale adoption gained momentum, with many factors contributing to this lag between first research and uptake of the technology by graziers. Since the 1980s, dedicated champions researchers, advisors and innovative graziers – have worked together to solve the outstanding problems. Improved establishment and management practices have led to markedly increased adoption in the 1990s. Key developments have included:
• solving the mimosine toxicity problem
• more reliable establishment practices, especially weed control
• improved plant and animal management
• improved varieties, seed quality and treatment
• comprehensive economic analysis of the costs and returns
• greater appreciation of the positive and negative
environmental impacts of leucaena.

Item Type:Book
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:This book is an upgrade of the earlier edition entitled Leucaena – a guide to establishment and management.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural economics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Farm economics. Farm management. Agricultural mathematics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural conservation
Animal culture > Cost, yield and profit. Accounting
Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Live Archive:13 Jul 2023 03:38
Last Modified:13 Jul 2023 03:38

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