In issue 5 of The Dirt we tackle pasture dieback, take a look at the results of a 3 year NSW DPI pasture trial, meet Progardes reseller Michael Taylor and highlight upcoming events.
Beating Pasture Dieback with Progardes®
We’ve put together some useful resources for those concerned about the devastating effects of pasture dieback. Click through to see:
Michael Taylor, Midwest Rural Traders, Wallumbilla
Along with his father Viv and brother Rowan, Michael Taylor has spent decades trialling different methods to improve their pastures to achieve higher beef productivity.
Michael also runs Midwest Rural Traders – the local rural merchandise supplier in Wallumbilla.
Water dynamics and herbage production of temperate and tropical pasture species in Central West NSW
Data from a three-year NSW DPI trial (Toole et al., 2019) showed Desmanthus virgatus cultivar JCU2, one of five Desmanthus cultivars in the Progardes® blend, was the top-performing tropical legume. The results showed year on year increases in dry matter production (t DM/ha) and water use efficiency (kg DM/ha/mm).
Carbon Neutral 2030 Program
Online Webinar by MLA’s Margaret Jewell
8 – 9 pm, 20 October 2021
The Australian red meat and livestock industry has set the ambitious target to be Carbon Neutral by 2030. This target means that by 2030, Australian beef, lamb and goat production, including lot feeding and meat processing, will make no net release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere.
In this free webinar, MLA’s Margaret Jewell will take you through:
- The benefits to beef producers
- What is being done to achieve this target
- What has been achieved by the industry to date