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Key Messages
• Sub-tropical perennial pastures showed good establishment on
sandy soils, on which subterranean clover and serradella failed,
and show potential for use in a pasture cropping system
• The sub-tropical perennial pastures provide summer/autumn
ground cover, protecting the soil from wind erosion and
increasing the grazing potential from unproductive paddocks
• It is critical to consider pasture variety, seeding method, weed
control and ground cover when establishing sub-tropical
perennial pastures