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Sustainable Farming Systems for Steep Hills

This project is developing sustainable and profitable pasture management systems that will increase groundcover, reduce recharge and runoff and improve the seasonal growth pattern and persistence of perennial grass pastures for steep hill country in central Victoria.

As part of this project, three trial sites are located on commercial farms near Ararat. The project has three linked components:

  • a large-scale grazing experiment to investigate pasture management options;
  • a small-plot experiment to evaluate pasture species/cultivars; and
  • a demonstration site to compare various management systems and their impact on water run-off and quality.

Sustainable Farming Systems for Steep Hills

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