Investigate the effects of grazing livestock in no-till paddocks on soil structure, soil compaction and soil moisture, weed seed burial and carbon/nitrogen cycling in no-till farming systems. In two seasons, on soils in the Mallee and Wimmera, modest Autumn grazing of no-till crop stubbles had no measurable effect on crop yield , quality or weed seed burial.
Test whether sheep grazing in no-till systems damages soil and reduces crop yields. Research conducted in Temora and Condobolin. Sheep grazing on stubbles and crops do not reduce crop yields provided summer weeds are controlled and at least 70% stubble cover (2-3 t/ha cereal stubble) is maintained.
The integration of cropping and grazing remains a major management challenge in the Mallee. Technology such as portable fencing systems and virtual fencing potentially offer a solution to improve grazing ...
A farmer and adviser friendly guide that updates the latest collation of grazing crop work from the Grain and Graze 2 program.