Trangie wallaby grass [Austrodanthonia caespitosa (Gaudich.) H.P. Linder]

Catherine Waters, Brian Dear, Belinda Hackney, P Jessop, G Melville

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Abstract

Trangie wallaby grass, Austrodanthonia caespitosa (Dc1), is a composite of wild ecotypes collected from western New South Wales. A. caespitosa is a widespread native grass adapted to a broad range of environmental conditions but is particularly suited to low rainfall (300'450 mm) areas of south-eastern Australia. In this region, this cultivar has a demonstrated superior persistence to its close relative A. richardsonii (Cashmore) H.P. Linder cv. Taranna and the widely used pasture species, phalaris (Phalaris aquatica cv. Sirolan) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata cv. Currie). This superior persistence was apparent in its ability to recruit new seedlings, even under summer drought conditions. Trangie wallaby grass was maintained under seed increase for 5 years at Trangie Agricultural Research Centre and subsequently at Dareton Agricultural and Advisory Station for 3 years
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalAnimal Production Science
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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