BOOK Tropical perennial grasses for northern inland NSW


Tropical perennial grass pastures have the ability to increase production, persistence and resilience of the feed base for grazing enterprises, so the aim of this book is to increase the understanding, integration and management of tropical perennial grasses for use on-farm.

The book covers the following topics:

  • Weed control
  • Getting species selection right
  • Seed quality and sowing rate
  • Sowing time and depth
  • Sowing machinery
  • Seedling identification
  • Pasture quality for cattle and sheep production
  • The role of fertilisers and nitrogen
  • Companion legumes
  • Effective use of soil water, pasture growth and companion legumes
  • Options for using the surplus forage produced by tropical perennial grasses


Second Edition

Published: Jun 2014