Successful aerial seeding of Progades Desmanthus at Wambiana

Gardiner, Chris, Lyons, Michael, and Kempe, Nick (2017) Successful aerial seeding of Progades Desmanthus at Wambiana. In: Poster Abstracts from the International Tropical Agriculture Conference. 3.13. p. 85. From: TropAg2017: International Tropical Agriculture Conference, 22 - 22 November 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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In 2011 Progardes Desmanthus (a pasture legume) seed was aerial seeding into ash after the vegetation was pulled and burnt. Initial establishment was slow but in 2017 the plant density across the paddocks averaged 5 Progardes plants/m2. The frequency of plants was 39% and a distinct pattern of plants across the paddock could be identified and is related to the aircraft flight paths. The paddock is well grazed and has a botanical mix of native grasses and the Progdes Desmanthus legume. Progardes is proving to be a success on neutral to alkaline clay soils in the subtropics/tropics across Queensland. Aerial seeding was a successful method of establish this legume at Wambiana near Charters Towers.

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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 03:28
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830406 Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) @ 100%
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