GRASSES AND GRASSLANDS
Grasslands are critical to the health of our planet. Globally grasslands occupy 6.2 billion hectares and within Australia 460 million hectares, 60% of the land surface. The primary land use of these areas is livestock grazing. Unfortunately as a result of inappropriate grazing management most of this area is degraded and pasture growth is less than optimal.
This program will increase your understanding of how grasses and grasslands function and their dependence on grazing animals for optimal health and production.
- The importance of grasslands
- Grass and grassland species and the importance of diversity
- How grasses grow
- Grasses and grasslands need to be grazed
- Methods to monitor pasture growth and production
- Improving grass growth and production through grazing management