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Concern at decline in pastures

Piggott, M. (1979) Concern at decline in pastures. Western Farmer and Grazier, 21 June 1979. p. 53 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Declining pasture production, was a topic discussed at a meeting held recently in the Woogenellup Hall. Western Australian Agriculture Department advisers from Albany, Steve Trevenen and John Blake attended the meeting to define the problem and offer solutions to the 50 farmers who attended. Discussions included the farmers concerns of the decline in percentage of clovers in their pastures, with some recollections of the clover dominated swards of the late 1950's and 1960's which followed new land development and the greater use of superphosphate. Mr Trevenen said that to continuously grow the same plant year after year, as has occurred with the widespread use of sub-clover, then you would expect a build-up of disease affecting this plant.

This article contains an image of livestock in a pasture.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1979 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57311
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