Testing Tropicals Field Day
Holbrook Landcare Network is hosting a Tropical Pastures field day as part of the Testing Tropical Pastures Producer Demonstration Site (PDS). The day will allow producers and advisors to discuss the role of subtropical/tropical pasture species in southern NSW.
The Testing Tropicals PDS aims to demonstrate whether trialling sub-tropical/tropical pasture species will provide southern graziers with an alternate summer feed option to utilise increasing summer rainfall, displace summer weeds and provide a problem-free alternative to lucerne. In demonstrating the above, the PDS will also examine the factors that affect establishment, management principals and the incorporation of sub-tropical/tropical species into temperate pastures.
What’s on the agenda?
Hear from guest speakers about key management factors and considerations for trialing sub-tropical/tropical pasture species, as well as from producers about their experiences and learnings about managing sub-tropical species and the role they play in livestock systems.
Field walk – looking at top dressed urea application trial strips in a digit grass paddock
Suzanne Boschma – Senior Research Scientist, NSW DPI
Bob Freebairn – Agricultural Consultant, Coonabarabran NSW