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Herbage accumulation, botanical composition, and nutritive value of five pasture types for dairy production in southern Australia
Four pasture treatments were compared with a perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and white clover (Trifolium repens) mixture, the commonly sown pasture type, at 3 sites in south-western Victoria, toExpand
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Weather and pasture characteristics associated with outbreaks of perennial ryegrass toxicosis in southern Australia
Severe outbreaks of toxicosis caused by the natural endophyte Neotyphodium lolii in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) have occasionally resulted in heavy loss of livestock in Victoria andExpand
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Milk‐production potential of different sward types in a temperate southern Australian environment
Summary The milk-production potential of different sward types was measured in each of the four seasons of the year in a replicated experiment in south-west Victoria, Australia. Dairy cows wereExpand
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Impact of pugging by dairy cows on pastures and indicators of pugging damage to pasture soil in south-western Victoria
Pugging damage by cows in wet winters is an important limitation for dairying in Victoria and Tasmania. A grazing trial was conducted to identify the effects of pugging by dairy cows on pasture yieldExpand
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Fluctuations in the concentration of ergovaline and lolitrem B produced by the wild-type endophyte (Neotyphodium lolii) in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) pasture
Mammalian toxins produced by the wild-type endophyte, Neotyphodium lolii, in perennial ryegrass (PRG) pasture cause production losses and animal health and welfare problems in livestock. ManagingExpand
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Field evaluation of perennial grasses and herbs in southern Australia. 2. Persistence, root characteristics and summer activity
Field experiments were carried out at seven sites in southern Australia from 2002 to 2006 to measure changes in plant frequency, root characteristics and summer activity for a range of grass and herbExpand
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Field evaluation of phalaris, tall fescue and cocksfoot cultivars and accessions in western Victoria, Australia
To assess their potential usefulness in the central and south-western Victorian environment, cultivars/experimental varieties and accessions of each of three perennial grasses, phalaris (PhalarisExpand
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Persistence and productivity of Medicago sativa subspecies sativa, caerulea, falcata and varia accessions at three intermittently dry sites in south-eastern Australia
The persistence and productivity of a diverse range of Medicago sativa germplasm including representatives of subspecies sativa, caerulea, falcata and varia were examined at 3 field sites inExpand
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Novel Festuca arundinacea Shreb. and Dactylis glomerata L. germplasm to improve adaptation for marginal environments
Tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb., Lolium arundinceum Schreb., S.J. Darbyshire) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) were identified for improvement for low to medium rainfall (400–700 mm)Expand
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Changes in plant population density, composition and sward structure of a hill pasture during a pastoral fallow
Appropriate pre-sowing methods for the introduction of improved forage legume and grass germplasm are an important issue for hill pasture improvement in New Zealand. A pastoral fallow, which involvesExpand
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