Pasture Picker Tool

This resource has a new home so links in article below have now been updated.


The Pasture Picker Tool is a powerful resource for selecting pasture species suitable for your local conditions. It is a comprehensive guide to pasture species for anyone with an interest in animal production and research. The selection criteria, which can be applied for pasture systems across Australia, have been chosen in partnership with industry and R&D representatives.

This selection tool is a unique package that delivers in one location the accumulated knowledge of pasture industry experts from both the public and private sector. It is a pasture selection tool that can be used by farmers, advisors and agribusiness to select pasture species for specific conditions across Australia

This Pasture Selection Tool gives you the ability to:

  • Identify pasture species suitable for your climate, soils, production system and management
  • Access up to date information on these species with information on use, adaptation, and management of the pasture species and currently available cultivars
  • View images of the plants and their possible use

The Pasture Picker Tool is a collaborative project under the banner of Pastures Australia.

Pastures Australia is a Joint Venture for investment in the genetic improvement, management and adoption of pasture plants across Australia.

The partners are Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the Grains Research & Development Corporation(GRDC), Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), Dairy Australia (DA), and the Rural Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC).

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