In the last few decades, a range of new generation annual pasture legumes have become available for use in Australian mixed farming systems. Compared to traditional annual legume species such as subterranean clover and annual medics, the new generation annual legumes have agronomic attributes which improve their production and persistence. Such attributes include deep, rapidly growing root systems that improve seedling survival and capacity to access moisture throughout the growing season resulting in improved reliability in seed production, higher hard seed levels ensuring longer seed persistence and high levels of herbage production across good and bad seasons. Join Dr Belinda Hackney as she explores annual pasture legumes further in mixed grazing systems.
Join Dr Belinda Hackney, Soils Research Officer for NSW DPI as she explores the use of annual pasture legumes in mixed grazing systems.