FIELD DAY: Cattle grazing the legume-grass pasture trial at Thisit.
FIELD DAY: Cattle grazing the legume-grass pasture trial at Thisit. Contributed

Legume grass a hot topic at field day for graziers

CENTRAL Queensland graziers and pasture advisors are invited to attend a field day showcasing the benefits of legumes in buffel grass pastures on April 1 at Moura.

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Senior Agronomist Stuart Buck said the trial site located at 'Thisit' established in 1997 would demonstrate clear differences in pasture production.

"This field day is a rare opportunity to observe a long term, side-by-side comparison of paddocks with and without legumes in a buffel grass pasture," Mr Buck said.

"Topics we'll be discussing on the day include the long term benefits of a perennial legume in buffel grass, legume benefits to pasture yield and quality, grass-legume interactions, grass and legume responses to phosphorus fertiliser and more.

"I will be speaking throughout the field day, along with my DAF colleague, Sown Pasture Agronomist Gavin Peck," Mr Buck said.

For more information on the field day, directions to the trial site and to RSVP, contact Stuart Buck on 13 25 23.

Those wishing to attend the field day should RSVP by March 27.



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