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Don’t miss tropical grasses field days | The Land



THE potential for tropical grasses in the southern part of the Central West region will be on display in a series of demonstration sites by Central West Local Land Services (CWLLS) at Bogan Gate and Lake Cargelligo.

The sites complement a current trial being run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries on the sowing times and species selection for tropical grasses in southern parts.

CWLLS mixed farming adviser, Callen Thompson, said producers in northern New South Wales had been using introduced tropical grass in their production systems for many decades.

“Species like premier digit grass, bambatsi panic and Rhoades grass have been shown to increase production while providing good ground cover and drought tolerance,” Mr Thompson said….

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