Broad-scale management of native vegetation in temperate grazing lands

In the long-term, neither paddock trees nor diverse, native perennial pastures can be maintained under high-input grazing systems involving phosphate fertilizer applications.  Hence, there is a clear trade-off between productivity, and the provision of ecosystem services and conservation of biodiversity. However, there is growing evidence that low-input grazing systems, that incorporate significant pasture recovery periods and lack fertilizer application, can be compatible with their maintenance and can be profitable.  To read more click on the link to our invited paper presented to the Grasslands Society of NSW .

High input livestock production

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