EverCrop

EverCrop

Perennials for better crop-livestock systems

Research Publications

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Nordblom T, Hutchings T, Hayes T, Li G, Finlayson J. (2017) Does establishing lucerne under a cover crop increase farm financial risk? Crop and Pasture Science (in press).

Chao C, Andrew A, Ward P, Fletcher A, Lawes R, Norman H (2017) Modelling the comparative growth, water use and productivity of the perennial legumes, tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa var. albomarginata) and lucerne (Medicago sativa) in dryland mixed farming systems. Crop and Pasture Science 68:643-656

Walden LL, Sochacki SJ,  Montagu KD, Düttmer KM, Wocheslander R, Clarke M, Ritson P, Emms J, Davoren CW, Gupta VVSR, Mowat D, Smith AP and Harper RJ (2017). Mitigation of carbon using Atriplex nummularia revegetation. Ecological Engineering 106:253-262.

Hayes RCNewell MT, Crews TE, Peoples MB (2017) Perennial cereal crops: An initial evaluation of wheat derivatives grown in mixtures with a legume. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems.

Smith AP , Andrew D. Moore, Suzanne P. Boschma, Richard C. Hayes, Zhongnan Nie, Keith G. Pembleton (2017). Modelling of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) for livestock production in diverse environments. Crop & Pasture Science: 68, 74–91

Hayes RC, Li GD, Sandra GA, Swan TD, Price A, Hildebrand S, Goward L, Fuller C, Peoples M (2017). Enhancing pasture composition and persistence in mixed swards through alternative spatial configurations and improved legume performance. Crop and Pasture Science (in press).  

Wocheslander, R., Harper, R.J., Sochacki, S. J., Ward, P.R. and Revell, C. (2017). Tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus Link.) reforestation as an option for carbon mitigation in dryland farming systems. Ecological Engineering 97:610-18.

Kuehne G, Llewellyn RS, Pannell DJ, Ouzman J, Wilkinson R, Dolling P, Ewing M. (2017). A tool for predicting adoption and diffusion of agricultural innovations: ADOPT. Agricultural Systems 156:  115-125

Crews TE, Blesh J, Culman SW, Hayes RC, Jensen ES, Mack MC, Peoples MB, Schipanski ME (2016) Going where no grains have gone before: From early to mid-succession Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 223:223-238

Clark SG, Nie ZN, Culvenor RA, Harris CA, Hayes RC, Li GD, Norton MR, Partington DL (2016). Field evaluation of cocksfoot, tall fescue and phalaris for dry marginal environments of south-eastern Australia. 1. Establishment and herbage production. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 202 (2) 96-114

Culvenor RA, Clark SG, Harris CA, Hayes RC, Li GD, Nie ZN, Norton MR, Partington DL (2016). Field evaluation of cocksfoot, tall fescue and phalaris for dry marginal environments of south-eastern Australia. 2. Persistence. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 202:355-371 doi:10.1111/jac.12141

Hayes RC, Li GD, Conyers MK, Virgona JM, Dear BS (2016). Lime increases productivity and the capacity of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) and phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.) to utilise stored soil water on an acidic soil in south-eastern Australia. Plant and Soil 400 (1): 29-43

Newell MT, Hayes RC, Virgona JM, Larkin PJ (2015). Summer dormancy in Elymus scaber and its hybridity with wheat. Euphytica 204 535-556. 

Bell LW, Hayes RC, Pembleton KG, Waters CM (2014). Opportunities and challenges in Australian Grasslands – Pathways to achieve future sustainability and productivity imperatives. Crop and Pasture Science 65: 489-507

Lawes R, Ward P and Ferris D (2014). Pasture cropping with C4 grasses in a barley-lupin rotation can increase production. Crop and Pasture Science, 65: 1002-1015.

Robertson M and Revell C (2014). Perennial pastures in cropping systems of southern Australia: an overview of present and future research. Crop and Pasture Science, 65: 1084-1090.

Thomas D, Lawes R, Descheemaeker K and Moore A (2014). Selection of crop cultivars suited to the location combined with astute management can reduce crop yield penalties in pasture cropping systems. Crop and Pasture Science 65: 1022-1032.

Ward P, Lawes R and Ferris D (2014). Soil water dynamics in a pasture-cropping system. Crop and Pasture Science 65:1016-1021.  

Llewellyn RS, Robertson MJ, Hayes RC, Ferris D, Descheemaeker K, Revell C. 2014. Developing the role of perennial forages for crop-livestock farms: a strategic multi-disciplinary approach. Crop and Pasture Science 65:945-955

Gupta VVSR, Kroker SJ, Hicks M, Davoren W, Descheemaeker K , Llewellyn, RS 2014. Nitrogen cycling in summer active perennial grass systems in South Australia: non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Crop and Pasture Science 65: 1044-1056

Descheemaeker K, Llewellyn RS, Moore A, Whitbread A. 2014. Experimental trials and simulation modeling indicate that summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in a Mediterranean low-rainfall environment of southern Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 65: 1033-1043

Descheemaeker K, Smith AP, Robertson MJ, Whitbread AM, Huth NI, Davoren W, Emms J, Llewellyn RS. 2014. Simulation of water-limited growth of the forage shrub saltbush (Atriplex nummularia L.) in the low-rainfall environment of southern Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 65:1068-1083

Monjardino, M, Bathgate, A, Llewellyn, RS. 2014. Opportunities to increase the value of forage shrubs on low-rainfall mixed farms through plant and establishment improvement. Crop and Pasture Science 65: 1057-1067

Swan AD, Peoples MB, Hayes RC, Li GD, Casburn GR, Dear BS (2014) Farmer experience with establishing pastures under a cover crop. Crop and Pasture Science 65:973-987

Li GD, Hayes RC, McCormick JI, Gardner MJ, Sandral GA, Dear BS (2014) Time of sowing and the presence of a cover crop determine the productivity and persistence of perennial pastures in mixed farming systems. Crop and Pasture Science 65:988-1001

McCormick JI, Hayes RC, Li GD, Norton MR (2014) A review of pasture establishment by under-sowing with special reference to the mixed farming zone of south-eastern Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 65:956-972

Monjardino, M, Bathgate, A, Llewellyn, RS. 2014. Opportunities to increase the value of forage shrubs on low-rainfall mixed farms through plant and establishment improvement. Crop & Pasture Science

Lawes R, Ferris D, Ward P, Robertson M. (2014). Pasture cropping with C4 grasses in a barley/lupin rotation can increase production. Crop and Pasture Science 65:1002-1015

Ward P, Ferris D et al 2014. Soil water dynamics in a pasture-cropping system. Crop and Pasture Science 65:1016-1021

Gupta VVSR et al. Nitrogen cycling in summer active perennial grass systems in South Australia: non-symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Crop and Pasture Science 65:1044-1056

Finlayson JD, Lawes RA, Metcalf T, Robertson MJ, Ferris D, Ewing M. 2012. Bio-economic evaluation of pasture-cropping, a novel system of integrating perennial pastures and crops on crop-livestock farms. Agricultural Systems 106:102-112.

Kuehne, G., Nicholson, C., RobertsonM., Llewellyn, R.S., McDonald, C. 2012.Engaging project proponents in R&D evaluation using bio-economic and socio-economic tools. Agricultural Systems 108: 94-103. 

Peoples MB, Brockwell J, Hunt JR, Swan AD, Watson L, Hayes RC, Li GD, Hackney BF, Nuttal JG, Davies SL, Fillery IRP. 2012. Factors affecting N2 fixation by pasture legumes.  Crop and Pasture Science 63: 759-786 

In review or preparation

Hayes RC, Li GD, Morton MR, Culvenor RA (2017). Effects of contrasting seasonal activity on succession in mixed grass-legume pastures over 5 years in a semi-arid Australian cropping environment. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science (in review).

Smith, A. P., Zurcher, E, Norman, H. C. and Llewellyn, R. S. (2017). Optimising livestock utilisation of saltbush forage systems. Agricultural Systems (in review)

Smith, A. P. and Moore, A.D. (2017).  The whole farm effects of lucerne-crop transitions. Crop and Pasture Science (in review)

Ryan MR, Bakker MG, Jungers JM, Crews TE, Culman SW, Sivaramakrishna  D, DeHaan LR, Hayes RC, Nosshi M (2017) Management considerations and research priorities for ecological intensification with perennial grain cropping systems. Agronomy for Sustainable Development (in review)

Moore, A.D., Bell, L. W. Thomas, D. T. and Smith, A. P. (2017). Crop-livestock farming systems in Australia: what levels of integration result in different benefits. European Journal of Agronomy (in review)

Llewellyn R, Monjardino M, Moodie M, Trotter M, Economou Z (2017). The potential for spatial grazing and virtual fencing in mixed farming systems. Precision Agriculture (in preparation)

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Tiedje, J.M., Zhang, B., Penton, C.R. (2017) Diazotroph diversity and nitrogen fixation in summer active perennial grasses in a Mediterranean region agricultural soil. PLOS One  (in preparation)

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Kroker, S.K., Hicks, M., Davoren, C.W. and Llewellyn, R.S. (2017) Summer active perennial grasses alter soil biological health in a cropping system. Soil Research (in preparation)

PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Llewellyn RS, Moodie M, Monjardino M, Trotter M, Marini D, Lee C (2017). Potential for virtual fencing and spatial grazing in mixed farming systems. GRDC Update Papers.  

Ferris D, Hayes H, Llewellyn R, Valentine C and Ward P (2017). New options for perennials in mixed-farming systems.  GroundCover Supplement Issue: 129.  

Hayes R (2017). Feedbase improvements in grazing systems. MerinoLink annual conference and field day, Goulburn NSW 21-22 June pp. 31-35.

Valentine C (2016). Serradella in sub-tropical pastures 2013 vs 2015. 2016 Regional Crop Updates, West Midlands Group 25 February, Badgingarra.

Hayes R (2016). Better pastures for better production. GRDC Grains Research Update, 23-24 February, Bendigo, Vic. pp. 267-274. Grains Research and Development Corporation.

Orgill S, Hayes R, Conyers M, Oates A, Xu B, Poile G, van der Rijt V, Jia Y, Morris S (2016). Can we achieve carbon sequestration to depth (1 m) under phase farming systems in southern New South Wales? Results from the EverCrop Carbon Plus project. Southern Trials Booklet, NSW Department Primary Industries, Wagga. P145-148. Wagga

Hayes R (2015) EverCrop Carbon Plus. In “Filling the Research Gap The National Soil Carbon Program” (Editor S. Clarry) pp. 16-19. Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra ACT p16-19

Dolling, Perry and Valentine, Christiaan (2016). Cropping kikuyu pastures – a case study from Wellstead. 2016 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Crown, Perth

Valentine C (2016). Rejuvenating Kikuyu by pasture cropping canola. Evergreen Farming Newsletter, January 2016, Issue 53.

Valentine C and Ferris D (2016). Lupin yield when sown into established perennial grasses. 2016 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Crown, Perth.

Valentine C and Ferris D (2016). Sowing serradella into subtropical pasture, a three year rotation. 2016 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Crown, Perth.

Ward PR and Gupta VVSR (2016) Evaluating the role of a perennial grass pasture as a tool to mitigate climate change. Evergreen Farming Newsletter, December 2015.

Smith A, Davoren B, Llewellyn R, Mowat D, Shoobridge W. 2016. Evaluating the potential of Tedera as a forage option for the Mallee. Mallee Sustainable Farming 2015 Research Compendium.

Smith A, Davoren B, Llewellyn R, Gupta VVS. 2016. Forage shrub performance by soil type in the South Australian Mallee. Mallee Sustainable Farming 2015 Research Compendium.

Smith A, Davoren B, Mowat, D. 2015. Testing new perennial pasture options for low rainfall areas. Karoonda Field Day Book. Mallee Sustainable Farming.  p. 52-55

Moodie M and Smith A (2015), Low cost annual pasture legumes for sandy soils.  Karoonda Field Day Book. Mallee Sustainable Farming.  p. 52-55

Hayes RC, Li GD, Swan TD, Hutchings TR, Casburn G, Newell MT, Burns H, Nordblom TL (2015) EverCrop: Improving establishment of perennial pastures. GRDC Update 28th July, Parkes, NSW. Grains Research and Development Corporation

Ferris D, Valentine C and Moore G (2015). Serradella and perennial grasses lift pasture productivity on deep sandy soils. 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Crown, Perth.

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Kroker, S.J., Hicks, M., Davoren, C.W. and Llewellyn, R. 2015. Summer active perennial grasses influence biological functions in Mallee soils in South Australia. Mallee Sustainable Farming Results Compendium 2015.

Research finds novel ways for use of perennials in cropping systems situated in zones of low rainfall. 2015. Farming Ahead. Kondinin Group

Smith, AP, 2015. Perennial forage options for the Mallee. Mallee Matters, Vol 4 p6.

Smith, AP, Ropp, A (2015) Soil type affects forage shrub feed quantity more than feed quality. In Mallee Sustainable Farming Results Compendium (Mallee Sustainable Farming: Mildura, Australia)

Valentine C, Ferris D and Moore G (2015). Refining summer sowing technology to improve serradella establishment when sown into subtropical grass pastures. 2015 Agribusiness Crop Updates, Crown, Perth.

Barrett-Lennard P (2014). Crop sowing into an established perennial pasture stand. 2013 Northern Agricultural Region Trial report.

Casburn G, Richard Hayes, Guangdi Li, Andrew Bathgate, Michael Robertson 2014. Assessing the impact of soil type change on whole farm performance indicators for the uniform medium rainfall zone of southern New South Wales. CRC Technical Report, 21pp.

Casburn Geoff, Burns Helen, Hayes Richard, (2014) Sowing pasture straight or under cover – which is best. Farming ahead Magazine March edition.

Ferris D (2014). Barley yield and biomass production when pasture cropped over subtropical perennial grasses. 2013 Northern Agricultural Region Trial report.

Ferris D (2014). Seeding rate influence on grain yield of lupin pasture crops. 2013 Northern Agricultural Region Trial report.

Ferris D and Valentine C (2014). Lupin yield when pasture cropping over Gatton panic at different seeding rates. Agribusiness Crop Updates 24-25 February, Crown, Perth.

Ferris D and Valentine C (2014). Pasture cropping lupins over subtropical grasses. West Midlands Group Crop Updates, 7 March, Badgingarra.

Hagan J, Barrett-Lennard P and Ferris D (2014). Pasture cropping may improve whole farm profitability in mixed farming systems in the Northern Agricultural Region. Agribusiness Crop Updates 24-25 February, Crown, Perth.

Nichols C and Ferris D (2014). Pasture cropping boosts resilience of farming systems. Future Farm, issue 16, April 2014 p25, Future Farm Industries CRC.

Nichols C and Hayes R (2014). EverCrop delivers more sustainable solutions. Future Farm, issue 16, April 2014 p24, Future Farm Industries CRC.

Nichols C and Llewellyn R (2014). EverCrop drives perennial adoption in mixed farming systems. Future Farm, issue 16, April 2014 p22, Future Farm Industries CRC.

Nichols C and Llewellyn R (2014). Shrubs offer feed flexibility on marginal soils. Future Farm, issue 16, April 2014 p26, Future Farm Industries CRC.

Revell C (2014). Science behind the story. Future Farm, issue 16, April 2014 p27, Future Farm Industries CRC.

Robertson, Micheal, Bathgate, Andrew, Reynolds, Micheal, Hayes, Richard, McCormick, Jeff, Li, Guangdi, Casburn Geoff (2014) Assessing the Impact of input costs on enterprise mix on crop-livestock farms in southern New South Wales. Future Farm Industries Technical Report

Sheep know best: shrub selection and the wisdom of the flock (2014) ECOS, April Issue

Smith, A. 2014. Incorporating shrubs across soils and seasons. Issue 15; p13

Valentine C (2014). Using summer sowing to introduce serradella into sub-tropical perennial grasses. 2013 Northern Agricultural Region Trial report.

Valentine C and Ferris D (2014). Sowing barley into subtropical grasses. West Midlands Group Crop Updates, 7 March, Badgingarra.

Valentine C, Ferris D and Moore G (2014). Summer sowing of serradella into established subtropical perennial grasses. Agribusiness Crop Updates 24-25 February, Crown, Perth.

Borger J and Ferris D (2013). Tolerance of subtropical grasses to in-crop grass selective herbicides during winter. Agribusiness Crop Updates, 25-26 February 2013, Crown, Perth

Borger J and Ferris D (2013). Tolerance of subtropical grasses to in-crop grass selective herbicides during winter. Agribusiness Crop Updates, 25-26 February 2013, Crown, Perth

Casburn, G. and Hayes, R 2013. Establishing pastures under cover crops – A workshop session using the Covercropping Decision Support Tool. Graham Centre annual Sheep Field Day, Wagga Wagga 28 June

Descheemaeker,K., Davoren, B., Browne, C., Llewellyn, R. 2012. Summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in the Mallee. MSF Research Results.

Ferris D and Borger J (2013). Herbicide tolerance of Gatton panic and Rhodes grass during winter. Trials and demo reports for the NAR. DAFWA

Hayes R. 2013.Science behind the story. Future Farm. Issue 15; p15.

Hayes, R. 2013. Decision making for pasture establishment considers whole system package. Future Farm. Issue 14; p14-15.

Hayes, R. 2013. Agronomic management of perennial wheat derivatives: Using case studies from Australia to identify challenges. ‘Perennial crops for food security’ Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations consultation of experts, 28-30 August, Rome, Italy

Latta R. 2013. Science behind the story: lucerne risk management options. Future Farm. Issue 13, April p7

Llewellyn, Rick, Bill Davoren, Katrien Descheemaeker, Damian Mowat. 2013. Pasture cropping using summer-active perennial grasses in the Mallee. Mallee Sustainable Farming 2012 Research Compendium.

Llewellyn, Rick, Jason Emms, Bill Davoren. 2013. Forage shrub options for mallee mixed farming. Mallee Sustainable Farming 2012 Research Compendium.

Llewellyn, Rick, Katrien Descheemaeker, Bill Davoren, Claire Browne. 2013. Summer-growing perennial grasses as a feed option for Mallee mixed farms. Mallee Sustainable Farming 2012 Research Compendium.

Moodie M. 2013. Science behind the story: Saltbush fills feed gaps in mixed farming system. Future Farm. Issue 13, April p15.

Nichols C. 2013. Lucerne and livestock offer risk management options. Future Farm. Issue 13, April p6-7

Nichols C. 2013. Saltbush fills marginal feed gaps in mixed farming system. Future Farm. Issue 13, April p14-15.

Nichols C. 2013.Simplicity and reliability: the keys to decision making. Future Farm. Issue 15; p14-15.

Nichols C. Llewellyn, R, Emms, J. 2013. New options increase forage shrub potential. Future Farm. Issue 13, April p11-12.

Nichols, C. 2013. EverCrop tools support decisions across the board. Issue 15; p12-13

Nichols, C. Cover cropping success relies on sympathetic season. Future Farm. Issue 14, p16-17.

Swan T and Peoples M. 2013. Science behind the story (cover cropping). Issue 14, p17.

Borger J and Ferris D (2012). Winter tolerance of subtropical grasses to commonly used agricultural herbicides. Agribusiness Crop Updates, 28-29 February 2012, Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

Descheemaeker, K., Llewellyn, RS. 2012. Perennial options for filling feed gaps. The Mallee Farmer. Issue 2 April. p12-13.

Ferris D (2013). Lupin yield when pasture cropped over subtropical pastures. Trials and demo reports for the NAR. DAFWA

Ferris D (2013). Lupin yield when pasture cropped over subtropical pastures. Joint DAFWA, Evergreen and West Midlands group perennial pasture bus tour 14 March 2013, Eneabba.

Ferris D (2013). Lupin yield when pasture cropped over subtropical pastures. West Midlands Group 2013 Regional Crop Updates Research Annual.

Ferris D and Borger J (2012). Herbicide tolerance of subtropical grasses. Evergreen farming newsletter, December 2012

Ferris D and Ward P. 2012. Is pasture cropping viable in WA? Water dynamics and grain yield results. Liebe Regional Crop Updates 7 March 2012

Ferris D and Ward P. 2012. Pasture cropping is a viable grain production system. Evergreen newsletter (March edition)

Ferris D and Ward P. 2012. Pasture cropping over subtropical perennial pastures. West Midlands Regional Crop Updates 8 March 2012

Ferris D and Ward P. 2012. Yield and soil water use for annual crops sown over subtropical perennial pastures. West Midlands Group 2011 Research Annual.

Llewellyn, Rick, Bill Davoren, Katrien Descheemaeker, Damian Mowat. 2012. Summer-growing perennial grasses as a potential feed source in the Mallee. Karoonda Field Day Information Book 2012. Mallee Sustainable Farming. p32-33.

Phil Ward, David Ferris, Roger Lawes, Perry Dolling, Shayne Micin, Nicola Palmer, and Phil Barrett-Lennard. 2012. Soil water under pasture-cropping with sub-tropical perennials. Agribusiness Crop Updates. 28 February 2012, Perth

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

EverCrop Evaluation Reports to be published through Australian Agronomy Conference 2017:

Hayes RC,  Guangdi D. Li, Vadakattu V. S. R. Gupta, Tim D. Hutchings, Graeme A. Sandral, Tony D. Swan, Mark B. Peoples, Tom L. Nordblom, Rick S. Llewellyn (2017). Prospects for improving the performance of mixed pasture swards by spatially separating components in drill rows

Llewellyn R, Monjardino M, Moodie M, Trotter M, Economou Z (2017). The potential for spatial grazing and virtual fencing in mixed farming systems.

Hayes RC, Matthew T. Newell, Philip J. Larkin, Lindsay W. Bell, Rick S. Llewellyn (2017). Prospects for perennial grains in Australian farming systems – An overview.

Chen C, Smith A, Ward P, Fletcher A, Lawes R, Norman H (2017). The potential for Tedera as forage in mixed farming systems.

Bell L, Garrad R (2017). The potential for perennial pastures in ley farming systems to improve cropping systems.

Roberts P, Andrew P. Smith, Eric Zurcher, Rick Llewellyn, and Andrew Moore. 2017. Evaluating the role of forage shrubs in filling feedgaps- application of a feed demand tool.

Ward, P, Chao Chen, Andrew Smith, David Ferris, Daniel Real, Christiaan Valentine, Rick Llewellyn. 2017. The potential for tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa var. albomarginata) in mixed farming systems.

Thomas, D, Perry Dolling, David Ferris, Andrew Smith, Phil Ward. 2017. Pasture cropping sensitivity analysis: selecting crop and pasture species, and management practices for Western Australia

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Kroker, S.J., Hicks, M., Davoren, C.W., Ward, P., Ferris, D. and Llewellyn, R. 2017. The potential for summer active perennial grasses to improve soil biological health in mixed farming systems.

Smith, A. P. and Llewellyn, R. S. (2015). Potential sowing windows for perennial tropical grasses in the low rainfall zone of Australia.

Hayes RC,  G. A. Sandral, G.D. Li, A.D. Swan, A. Price, S. Hildebrand, L. Goward, C. Fuller, C. Lihou and M.B. Peoples (2017). Improving resilience of mixed pastures swards with alternative spatial configurations. Livestock Productivity from Pastures Symposium, 7-9 June. Editor C. Harris. Australian Grasslands Association Research Series No. 3, Armidale, NSW (Australian Grassland Association)

Llewellyn RS, Ouzman, J. (2017). Co-evolution of conservation agriculture and weed management systems in grain growing regions of Australia. Proceedings 7th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture.

Hutchings TR, Nordblom T, Hayes RC, Li G, Finlayson JD (2016). A framework for modelling financial risk in Southern Australia: the intensive farming (IF) model. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference (60th), February 2-5, 2016, Canberra, Australia

Hutchings TR, Nordblom T, Hayes RC, Li G, Finlayson JD (2016). Financial risk analysis of lucerne pasture establishment: Under-sowing vs Direct sowing. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Conference (60th), February 2-5, 2016, Canberra, Australia

Moore, A.D., Bell, L. W. Thomas, D. T. and Smith, A. P. (2016). Crop-livestock farming systems in Australia: what levels of integration result in different benefits The 5th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design. “Multi-functional farming systems in a changing world”. Montpellier, France. September 7-10

Smith, A. P. and Llewellyn, R. S. (2015). Defining sowing windows for perennial tropical grasses in the low rainfall zone of Australia. In “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes” Proceedings of the 17th ASA Conference, 20-24 September, Hobart, Australia. Australian Society of Agronomy www.agronomy2015.com.au

Hayes RC, Li GD, Culvenor RA (2015). Changed recommendations for the use of phalaris on acid soils. In “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes” Proceedings of the 17th ASA Conference, 20-24 September, Hobart, Australia. Australian Society of Agronomy www.agronomy2015.com.au

Ward PR, Smith AP, Fletcher A, Chen C, Read D. 2016. Assessing the potential for Tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa) to support livestock production in the mixed-farming zone of southern Australia. Abstract, Australian Grasslands Association annual conference.

Smith, AP, Moore, AD (2015) Predicting lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) production for grazing systems in Australia. In ‘International Grasslands Congress, “Sustainable use of grassland resources for forage production, biodiversity and environmental protection”. New Delhi India’, 20-24 November 2015.

Ward PR, Wocheslander R, Ferris D, Revell C and Harper R (2015) Soil carbon storage in the root zone of a perennial grass pasture. Australian Agronomy Conference, Hobart, September 2015.

Orgill S, Gupta VVSR, and Ward PR (2015) Looking beyond soil carbon; evaluating the role of perennial pastures as a tool to mitigate climate change in three different cropping environments. Western Australian Soil Science Society Conference, Mandurah, September 2015.

Nordblom T, Hutchings T, Hayes R, Guangdi L. 2015. A framework for modelling whole-farm financial risk. Selected paper presented at the 59th AARES Annual Conference at Rotorua, New Zealand 10th-13th February.  http://purl.umn.edu/202581

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Hicks, M., Kroker, S., Davoren, W., Ward, P., Ferris, D. and Llewellyn, R. (2015) Nitrogen cycling and rhizosphere microbiome of summer active perennial grasses in Australian soils. Proceedings of the Rhizosphere 4 Abstract book – Streching the interface of life, Rhizosphere Microbiome 2 pp. 2-3, Maastricht, Netherlands

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Kroker, S.K., Hicks, M.H., Davoren, W., Ferris, D. and Llewellyn, R. (2015) Decomposition of summer active perennial grass residues: what controls it? Abstracts of the Tri-Societies 2015 Annual meeting – Synergy in Science: Partnering for solutions, held during November 15-18 in Minneapolis, USA. https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2015am/webprogram/Paper94763.html

Gupta, V.V.S.R., Hicks, M., Kroker, S., Davoren, W., Ward, P., Ferris, D. and Llewellyn, R. (2015) Nitrogen cycling and rhizosphere microbiome of summer active perennial grasses in Australian soils. Proceedings of the Rhizosphere 4 Abstract book – Stretching the interface of life, Rhizosphere Microbiome 2 pp. 2-3, Maastricht, Netherlands

Hayes RC, Li GD, Norton MR (2015). Sirolan phalaris and Kasbah cocksfoot prove more persistent than lucerne under drought in a medium rainfall cropping environment. In “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes” Proceedings of the 17th ASA Conference, 20-24 September, Hobart, Australia. Australian Society of Agronomy www.agronomy2015.com.au

Sandral GA, Swan TD, Li GD, Goward L, Peoples MB, Hayes RC (2015). Alternate row sowing: a novel approach to maintain sown species in mixed pasture swards. In “Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes” Proceedings of the 17th ASA Conference, 20-24 September, Hobart, Australia. Australian Society of Agronomy www.agronomy2015.com.au

Dolling P, Moore G, Ferris D and Valentine C (2015). Factors affecting the adoption of tropical grasses in the Northern Agricultural region of WA. Australian Agronomy Conference (Abstract submitted)

Dolling P, Valentine C and Ferris D (2015). Cropping kikuyu pasture on the south coast of Western Australia. Australian Agronomy Conference (Abstract submitted)

Valentine C, Moore G and Ferris D (2015). Is summer sowing as effective as winter sowing for introducing serradella into subtropical perennial grass pastures? Australian Agronomy Conference (Abstract submitted)

Ward P, Wocheslander R, D Ferris, Revell C and Harper R (2015). Soil carbon storage in the root zone of a perennial grass pasture. Australian Agronomy Conference (Abstract submitted)

Gupta V, Kroker, S, Ward P, Davoren B, Ferris D and Llewellyn R (2014). Turnover of carbon from summer active perennial grasses in Australian cropping systems. In National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Victoria, 23-27 November 2014.

Nordblom T, Hutchings T, Hayes R, Guangdi L. 2015. A framework for modelling whole-farm financial risk. Selected paper presented at the 59th AARES Annual Conference at Rotorua, New Zealand 10th-13th February.

Llewellyn, R., Robertson, M., Hayes, R., Ferris, D., Revell, C., Descheemaeker, D. 2013. A strategic approach to developing the role of perennial forages for crop-livestock farmers. Proceedings 22nd International Grasslands Congress. Sydney. p.940-946.

Descheemaeker, K., Llewellyn, R., Moore, A., Whitbread, A. 2013.Experimental trials and simulation modeling indicate that summer-growing perennial grasses are a potential new feed source in the Mallee region of southern Australia. Proceedings 22nd International Grasslands Congress. Sydney. p.479-482

Kuehne, G, Llewellyn, R., Pannell, D., Dolling, P., Wilkinson, M., Ewing, M. 2013. Identifying opportunities for improved adoption of new grazing innovations. Proceedings 22nd International Grasslands Congress. Sydney. p.1878-1880

Bell LW, Hayes RC, Pembleton KG, Waters CM (2013). Diversity, Trends, opportunities and challenges in Australian Grasslands – meeting the sustainability and productivity imperatives of the future? Proceedings 22nd International Grasslands Congress. Sydney. p. 28-43.

Casburn GR, Burns HM, Anderson M, Nugent TM, Sproule P, Olsen M, Hayes RC (2013). Crops, rumps and woolly jumpers – An innovative extension approach enabling the complexities of mixed farming to be shared and understood. Proceedings 22nd International Grasslands Congress. Sydney. p. 1934-1935

Sandral GA, Nichols PGH, Hayes RC and Li GD (2013) Looking back at breeding priorities in Trifolium subterraneum and how best to optimise production. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc. Learn Adopt, Prosper. Albury NSW 17 – 18 July 2013, pg. 65 – 81.

Gardner M, Condon J, Li G, Conyers M, Hayes R, McCormick J, Dear B (2012) Mineralisation of chicory and lucerne residues under field conditions. In ‘Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy’. Armidale, NSW. (Ed. I Yunusa). (Australian Society of Agronomy).

Li G, Hayes R, McCormick J, Gardner M, Sandral G, Peoples M, Swan T, Lowrie R (2012) Success of perennial pasture establishment at different sowing times and under a cover crop in the mixed farming zone. In ‘Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy’. Armidale, NSW. (Ed. I Yunusa). (Australian Society of Agronomy).

McCormick J, Hayes R, Li G, Nordblom T, Casburn G, Hutchings T, Moore AD, Zurcher E, Peoples M, Swan T (2012) To under-sow or not? A decision support tool to determine the most profitable method of pasture establishment. In ‘Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy’. Armidale, NSW. (Ed. I Yunusa). (Australian Society of Agronomy).

McCormick J, Li G, Hayes R, Casburn G, Gardner M, Sandral G, Peoples M, Swan T (2012) A survey of farmer practice on the establishment, duration and production of pastures in the mixed farming zone of southern New South Wales. In ‘Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy’. Armidale, NSW. (Ed. I Yunusa). (Australian Society of Agronomy).

McVittie B, Zhang H, Li G, Hayes R, Sandral G, Virgona J, Price A, Lowrie R, Orgill S (2012) Tolerance to toxic aluminium in an acidic soil for new perennial legumes. In ‘Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference’. Hobart, Tasmania. (Australian Soil Science Society).

McVittie BJ, Hayes RC, Li GD, Sandral GA, Gardner MJ, McCormick JI, Lowrie R, Tidd J, Poile GJ (2012) Screening potential new perennial pasture legumes for tolerance to aluminium and manganese toxicities. In ‘Australian Legume Symposium’. William Angliss Conference Centre, Melbourne. (Ed. C Harris) pp. 55-57. (The Australian Grasslands Association).

Hayes R, Conyers M, Li G, Price A, Poile G, Gardner M, Sandral G, McCormick J (2012) The impact of lime and gypsum on pasture composition in a grass/legume mixture grown on a shallow acidic loam. In ‘Proceedings of 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy’. Armidale, NSW. (Ed. I Yunusa). (Australian Society of Agronomy).

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Descheemaeker, K., Moore, A. 2011. Feed gaps and the effect of cereal grazing in a dryland farming system of the South Australian Mallee– a crop-livestock model application. Proceedings World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and Farming Systems Design. Brisbane 2011

Monjardino M, Llewellyn RS, Bathgate A. 2011. Identifying the fit for perennial forage options in a crop-livestock system: use of a whole-farm optimization model. Proceedings World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and Farming Systems Design. Brisbane 2011.

Robertson MJ, Pannell D., Chalak M. 2011. Whole-farm models: a review of recent approaches. Proceedings World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and Farming Systems Design. Brisbane 2011.

Llewellyn RS, 2011. Reducing the cost of complexity for greater farming systems change. Proceedings World Congress on Conservation Agriculture and Farming Systems Design. Brisbane 2011.

Peoples MB, Brockwell J, Hunt JR, Swan AD, Watson L, Hayes RC, Li GD, Hackney BF, Nuttal JG, Davies SL, Fillery IRP 2012. Factors affecting N2 fixation by pasture legumes.  Australian Grasslands Association Legume Symposium, Melbourne, February 8-9.

AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS

Ferris D. 2012. Pasture cropping: An introduction to the concept and EverCrop project, with David Ferris and producers Chris Vanzetti and Graham ‘Johno’ Johnston. Filmed and Edited by Daniel Maloney. Produced by Geoff Moore and David Ferris, Department of Agriculture and Food WA.

EverCrop, 2014. Future Farm Industries You Tube Video.

Future Farm Live, 2014. EverCrop discussion session. You Tube Video.

Perennial shrubs in mixed farming. Agricultural Excellence Alliance You Tube Video

Casburn, G. and Hayes, R 2013. Establishing pastures under cover crops – A workshop session using the Covercropping Decision Support Tool.

REPORTS (unpublished as at May 2014- available on request)

Moore A. 2014. Productivity-natural resource tradeoffs when bringing perennial forages into mixed farming systems a modelling study. Report to the Future Farm Industries CRC (draft). 9pp

Lawes R, Raisbeck-Brown N 2014. Mapping perennial pastures across the Western Australian wheatbelt with satellite imagery is difficult. Report to EverCrop (draft). 7pp

Jones B, Llewellyn R, Michael J. Robertson, Andrew. P. Smith. 2014. Spatial variation in productivity of annual cropping in the Mallee region of Australia. Report to EverCrop (draft). 20pp

THESES

Hutchings T. 2012. Financial risk in dryland farms in SE Australia. Submitted for the award of PhD, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga


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