Track 1-14: Implementing and Monitoring Management Strategies to Deal with Variability in Grasslands at Farm Level

The 22nd International Grassland Congress (Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities) took place in Sydney, Australia from September 15 through September 19, 2013.
Proceedings Editors: David L. Michalk, Geoffrey D. Millar, Warwick B. Badgery, and Kim M. Broadfoot
Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Kite St., Orange New South Wales, Australia

22nd International Grassland Congress Theme 1:
Improving Production Efficiency to Revitalise Grasslands:
Monitoring and Management of Grasslands:
Implementing and Monitoring Management Strategies to Deal with Variability in Grasslands at Farm Level

Sustainable Grazing Management for Temporal and Spatial Variability in North Australian Rangelands–A Synthesis of the Latest Evidence and Recommendations

Peter O’Reagain, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Joe C. Scanlan, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Leigh Hunt, CSIRO, Australia
Robyn A. Cowley, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
Dionne Walsh, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia

Effects of Stocking Rate on the Variability of Ecosystem Productivity in Desert Steppe

Zhongwu Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Shuying Jiao, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Guodong Han, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Mengli Zhao, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Jing Wang, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Walter D. Willms, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Evaluating the Benefits of Restricted Grazing to Protect Wet Pasture Soils in Two Dairy Regions of New Zealand

Pierre C. Beukes, DairyNZ Ltd., New Zealand
Alvaro J. Romera, DairyNZ Ltd., New Zealand
David A. Clark, DairyNZ Ltd., New Zealand
Dawn E. Dalley, DairyNZ Ltd., New Zealand
Mike J. Hedley, Massey University, New Zealand
David J. Horne, Massey University, New Zealand
Ross M. Monaghan, AgResearch, New Zealand
Seth Laurenson, AgResearch, New Zealand

Patch-Differentiation of Vegetation and Nutrient Cycling in an Extensive Pasture System

Bettina Tonn, University of Goettingen, Germany
Anika Wirsig, University of Göttingen, Germany
Manfred Kayser, University of Göttingen, Germany
Nicole Wrage-Mönnig, Rhine-Waal-University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Johannes Isselstein, University of Göttingen, Germany

Plant Biomass and Bovine Live Weight Changes in Mono-Specific and Mixed Pastures during the Rainy Season in Dry Tropical Mexico

Régulo Jiménez-Guillén, INIFAP, Mexico
Adrián R. Quero-Carrillo, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico
Pedro A. Martínez-Hernández, Chapingo University, Mexico
Alfonso Hernández-Garay, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico

Performance of Anatolian Merino and Akkaraman Lambs Fed Triticale, Hungarian Vetch or a Mixture of the Two Forages

Serkan Ates, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria
Gurhan Keles, Adnan Menderes University, Turkey
Fatma Inal, Selcuk University, Turkey
Ahmet Gunes, Bahri Dagdas International Agricultural Research Institute, Turkey
Mounir Louhaichi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Syria

Aboveground Biomass and Soil Moisture as Affected by Short-Term Grazing Exclusion in Eastern Alpine Meadows of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China

Haibo Liu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Jianping Wu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Wen Wang, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Xiaoli Jin, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Zhenheng Liu, Gansu Agricultural University, China
Wenhua Du, Gansu Agricultural University, China

Early Sowing and Irrigating of Rape Crops in Cool Temperate Environments Boosts Forage Yield Potential

Matthew T. Harrison, University of Tasmania, Australia
Keith G. Pembleton, University of Tasmania, Australia
Richard P. Rawnsley, University of Tasmania, Australia

Extending the Period of High Feed Value in Italian Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) for Grazing in the Warm Temperate Zone of Japan

Makoto Kaneko, NARO, Japan
Yoshi-nori Nakamura, NARO, Japan
Akihisa Yamada, NARO, Japan

Drivers of Pasture Growth in Perennial Ryegrass Pastures in Northern New Zealand Dairy Pastures

Natalie R. Mapp, AgResearch, New Zealand
Grant M. Rennie, AgResearch, New Zealand
Warren McG. King, AgResearch, New Zealand

Do Multi-Paddock Systems Increase Evenness of Grazing at the Paddock Scale?

Robyn A. Cowley, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
Ian A. White, University of Adelaide, Australia
Mark H. Hearnden, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
Leigh Hunt, CSIRO, Australia
Steve P. Petty, Northern Development, Australia
Lindy Symes, Northern Development, Australia