Improving the Direct Sowing of Commercial Native Plants in Agricultural Lands of Southern Australia

  • 86 pages

  • Published: 30 Apr 2010

  • Author(s): Woodall, Geoff.S.

Share this content
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • email
  • Download report PDF

  • Purchase a hard copy - AUD $55.00

This RIRDC report is about improving the practice of direct sowing Australian native plants into agricultural landscapes, with a focus on potentially commercial woody species. This is important as Australia urgently requires more robust and lower cost methods of establishing woody perennials into low rainfall agricultural areas.
The direct sowing of new woody crops may have merit as a low cost establishment method, though there has not been a systematic attempt do develop robust agricultural seeding systems for these woody crops. Low cost establishment is critical to a broader national agenda to efficiently roll out perennial vegetation into an increasingly arid agricultural landscape.