Dual-Purpose Crops Fact Sheet

Published: 1 Jul 2009

Bolstering feed supply to improve profitability and sustainability

Dual-purpose crops:
* tolerate grazing and can recover to produce a grain or hay crop;
* provide forage to fill the winter feed gap in the livestock cycle; and
* facilitate grazing as a canopy management tool.

Where can dual-purpose crops be used?
Dual-purpose crops are increasingly being used in the high rainfall zones (HRZs) of south-eastern Australia to provide additional winter forage, and there is growing interest in sowing dual-purpose varieties in the drier regions of southern and western Australia.

Region National, North, South, West

Region: National; North; South; West