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Pasture Improvement Initiative
Summary The Pasture Improvement Initiative will develop a pasture assessment and decision-making pathway that delivers a tailored toolbox of current pasture improvement strategies. This collaborative approach with industry, R, D & E organisations and farmers will integrate research-based information packages with regional farm case studies relating to successful pasture and fodder crop management, pasture improvement, pasture renovation and seed production. In this way the Pasture Improvement Initiative will create awareness and enable farmers to realise the full potential of their pastures, livestock and crops within a local context
Program Pasture Seeds
Research organisation Pasture Renewal Initiative Ltd
Objective summary The Pasture Improvement Initiative (PPI) is a pasture and livestock industry collaboration that aims to boost the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australia’s pasture feedbase and in so doing create value for its stakeholders along the supply chain.
• Raise awareness about the potential benefits and value of adopting various pasture improvement tools.
• Establish the PII as a key source of pasture management information - Information “Clearing House”
• Increase the number of ‘advisors’ recommending pasture improvement strategies.
• Increase the number of farmers adopting improved pasture management practices.
• Increase the overall knowledge of the pasture improvement tool box across the supply chain through providing access to information, education programs and collaborating in demonstration sites.
Project Stage Current
Project start date Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Project completion date Monday, May 15, 2017
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal PSE-Improved industry knowledge with data, extension and communication
Principal researcher David Hudson
Research manager Margaret Heath
Admin contact David Hudson