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Introduced pasture species on the Central Plateau

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Yates, JJ (1972) Introduced pasture species on the Central Plateau. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, The La. pp. 153-160. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

Parts of the Central Plateau have been used for
pastoral purposes for over 100 years, but little attention
has been given to introduced pasture species because of
the rigours of the environment, the lack of suitable species
and of experience relevant to the area, and the absence of
any incentive to change the traditional system of openrange
summer grazing of the natural vegetation. (Some background
on the use of the Central Plateau by pastoralists
is contained in a paper by Rayner and Smith (1970), as well
as in the contribution by Shepherd (1973) in the present
volume). With increasing awareness of the problems on the
Plateau, however, and controversy over its future use,
coupled with the improved technical background of landholders,
more interest is now being shown in the possible
role of introduced herbaceous species as well as in various
aspects of general management.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 153-160
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Edited by M.R. Banks. - Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania

Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2012 05:28
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:39
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