Tropical Grasslands

Vol. 43 (2009)

 

Contributed articles Vol. 43 (2009)

 

The changing face of the Australian tropical pasture seed industry — TONY ILLING

 

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The performance of irrigated mixtures of tall fescue, ryegrass and white clover in subtropical Australia. 1. The effects of sowing mixture combinations, nitrogen and oversowing on establishment, productivity, botanical composition and persistence — K.F. LOWE, M.N. CALLOW, T.M. BOWDLER, S.A. LOWE, J.A. WHITE and N. GOBIUS

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The performance of irrigated mixtures of tall fescue, ryegrass and white clover in subtropical Australia. 2. The effects on yield and botanical composition of managing for quality — K.F. LOWE, T.M. BOWDLER, J.A. WHITE, S.A. LOWE and M.N. CALLOW

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Woody plant responses to various clearing strategies imposed on a poplar box (Eucalyptus populnea) community at Dingo in central Queensland — P.V. BACK, E.R. ANDERSON, W.H. BURROWS and C. PLAYFORD

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Isolation and characterisation of gamma radiation-induced dwarf mutants of Stylosanthes guianensis — JIALI TAN, HUASHAN TANG, YUEJING NIU, YOUGUANG CHEN, SHAOYUN LU, ZHENFEI GUO and HAIHANG LI

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Herbage yield and quality of Brachiaria cultivars, Paspalum atratum and Panicum maximum in north-east Thailand — M.D. HARE, P. TATSAPONG and S. PHENGPHET

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Effect of clipping interval and nitrogen fertilisation on oxalate content in pot-grown napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) — M.M. RAHMAN, YASUYUKI ISHII, MITSUHIRO NIIMI and OSAMU KAWAMURA

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Utilising leaf number as an indicator for defoliation to restrict stem growth in rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) cv. Callide — K.G. PEMBLETON, K.F. LOWE and L.M. BAHNISCH

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African lovegrass in Australia: a valuable pasture species or embarrassing invader? — JENNIFER FIRN

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Fishmeal supplementation to high-producing Jersey cows grazing kikuyu pasture — E.R. MALLESON, R. MEESKE, L.J. ERASMUS, W.A. VAN NIEKERK and R.J. COERTZE

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Stimulation of wool growth by Desmanthus spp. as a supplement to a diet of Mitchell grass hay — J.H. de A. RANGEL and C.P. GARDINER

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Effects of liming and Sinorhizobium inoculation on growth, nodulation and nutrient concentrations of lucerne in acid soil — YANJUN GUO, NI YU, LING YUAN and JIANGUO HUANG

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Evaluation of low-temperature tolerance of zoysia grass — JIPING XUAN, JIANXIU LIU, HE GAO, HUAGUABG HU and XIAOLI CHENG

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A listing of forage accessions established in published evaluation studies carried out by CSIRO in southern and central Queensland, Australia (1950–2000) — R.M. JONES

Link to full listing of forage species as a Microsoft XL spreadsheet

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Performance of perennial tropical grasses in different Mediterranean environments in southern Italy — A. CORLETO, E. CAZZATO, P. VENTRICELLI, S.L. COSENTINO, F. GRESTA, G. TESTA, M. MAIORANA, F. FORNARO and D. DE GIORGIO

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Flowering dynamics and seed production of Arachis pintoi and Arachis repens in the Brazilian Cerrados — M.A. CARVALHO, E.A. PIZZARO JUNCAL and J.F.M. VALLS

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Agro–morphological characterisation of a collection of Cynodon — MARK VAN DE WOUW, JEMAL MOHAMMED, MARIA ALEXANDRA JORGE and JEAN HANSON

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Effect of wet season rotational grazing on pasture and animal production in buffel (Cenchrus ciliaris) – siratro (Macroptilum atropurpureum) pastures in south-east Queensland — The late J.C. TOTHILL, C.K. McDONALD, and the late G.W. McHARG

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Rapid and enhanced germination at low temperature of alfalfa and white clover seeds following osmotic priming — ISKENDER TIRYAKI, MUSTAFA KIZILSIMSEK and MAHMUT KAPLAN

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In situ fodder production of Mimosa tenuiflora under pruning in native caatinga tropical dry forest in Brazil — I.A. BAKKE, O.A. BAKKE, I.H. SALCEDO and A.P. ANDRADE

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Research note: Poplar box (Eucalyptus populnea) growth rates in thinned and intact woodlands in central Queensland — P.V. BACK, E.R. ANDERSON, W.H. BURROWS and C. PLAYFORD

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Oats (Avena sativa) – common vetch (Vicia sativa) mixtures grown on a low-input basis for a sustainable agriculture — A. EROL, M. KAPLAN and M. KIZILSIMSEK

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Pastures for production, soil health and carbon sequestration. Proceedings of the 8th Australian Tropical Pastures Conference held at Goondiwindi, Queensland in March 2009 — ANDREW FERGUSON

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Building better feed systems — LINDSAY BELL

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Permanent pastures and industry policy guide certified grass-fed beef — GRANT MAUDSLEY

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Pasture development at Undabri — JEFF CARTER and TONY ILLING

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Integrating pastures into farming systems – soil health and the benefits to crops — DAVID LAWRENCE, MIKE BELL, BRIAN JOHNSON and DAVID LLOYD

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Zero-tilling to renovate buffel grass and ‘the tip of the iceberg’ – carbon sequestration under pastures — PETER and NIKKI THOMPSON

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The opportunities for leucaena in southern Queensland — GEORGE LAMBERT

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Leucaena and rotational grazing at Ten Mile — ANDREW RICHARDSON

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Soil carbon sequestration – myths and mysteries — MIKE BELL and DAVID LAWRENCE

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Greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production systems — BEVERLEY HENRY and RICHARD ECKARD

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Harry Stobbs Memorial Lecture: Carbon sequestration: Science and practicality — M.J. FISHER

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Poisonous pimeleas on inland farming lands of Queensland and New South Wales — RICHARD G. SILCOCK and MICHAEL B. MANN

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Pasture-fed beef from tropical pasture systems — B.H. ENGLISH, K.A. SHAW, R.A. MATTHEWS, J.W. ROLFE and J.C. KERNOT

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Pasture analyser – A database of the growth rates of irrigated temperate species in southern Queensland — K.F. LOWE and G.B. SIMPSON

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Reversing the declining quality of the tropical forages collection — K. COX, N. SCRIVENER and F. KILPATRICK

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Producer-identified constraints to widespread adoption of sown tropical grass pastures on the north-west slopes of New South Wales — L.H. MCCORMICK, S.P. BOSCHMA, G.M. LODGE and J.F. SCOTT

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Grass-legume mixtures on the north-west slopes of New South Wales – finding a compatible legume — S.P. BOSCHMA and C.A. HARRIS

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Developing a more productive, persistent panic grass cultivar — C.A. HARRIS, S.P. BOSCHMA and G. MOORE

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Author index

 

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