Feedbase Focus: October 2017 - Pasture trial website launched | Spring-sown canola| Revitalising run-down pastures

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Pasture performance data in a click
The new Pasture Trial Network tool allows producers to assess and compare the performance of more than 100 varieties across key species. It is the culmination of more than 10 years’ work by MLA and pasture seed companies.
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Regeneration secures genetic future
As part of an international initiative Australian researchers are driving the regeneration of tropical forage species to produce high-quality seeds and valuable genetic information.
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Appropriate agronomy is key
Find out why tropical pasture legumes, Desmanthus and Caatinga, could be the secret to long-term productivity of ageing tropical grass pastures.
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Internship strengthens feedbase future
Discover how the Future Livestock Consulting Internship program is building feedbase capacity from the ground up and supporting businesses to develop the next generation of pasture advisors.
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Canola fills gap
Spring-sown canola could offer a viable alternative to fill the summer–autumn feed gap.
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FIP’s final stages
Find out more about the next phase of MLA's Feedbase Investment Plan strategy.
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Scholar explores dual-purpose options for beef cattle
MLA’s 2017 Nuffield Scholar Stuart Tait (pictured) is travelling the world to learn about using dual-purpose crops to fill feed gaps. Find out more about his learnings here.
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