Project Delivery: Wheatbelt NRM, Individual Landholder
Contact: Fiona Brayshaw
Ph: 9670 3100
Website: Wheatbelt NRM Website
Start Date: 2016 End Date: 2018
Site ID: SA00364SA1
Area (Ha): 157 ha
Find suitable, nitrogen fixing, pasture species for heavy soil types to improve livestock carrying capacity and increase grazing days in a low rainfall region.
Legume pastures can provide livestock feed, improve soil health and, once established, can reduce weed competition in paddocks. These benefits can make it a handy rotational option in cropping systems. However, the options for legume pastures on heavy clay soils in the dryer regions of the WA eastern Wheatbelt are limited and have variable success. This trial will test the establishment and use of different nitrogen fixing pasture species on heavy soil types in the Eastern Wheatbelt where sub clovers have had poor success.
Project outputs will be added once the trial has been completed.