Ryegrass Staggers: Management and Control

  • Published 2000


An outline is given of some of the main factors and interactions involved in the development of ryegrass staggers viz: pasture structure, neurotoxin distribution within the pasture, and livestock feeding behaviour. Because neurotoxicity is mainly associated with ryegrass leaf sheath the aim of control measures is to minimise ingestion of this component when it is toxic. This can best be achieved by avoiding practices such as set-stocking in summer, which may lead to ryegrassdominance, and by using a rotational grazing system in which the essential feature is daily movement of stock.

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@inproceedings{2000RyegrassSM, title={Ryegrass Staggers: Management and Control}, author={}, year={2000} }