Event Details

Date:
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room:
Large Seminar Room (3.142), Level 3 Building 80
UQ Location:
Queensland Bioscience Precinct (St Lucia)
URL:
https://qaafi.uq.edu.au/event/session/2027
Event category(s):

Event Contact

Name:
Miss Hannah Hardy
Phone:
334 62092
Email:
h.hardy@uq.edu.au
Org. Unit:
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Event Description

Full Description:
Five decades of leucaena R&D: Is it time to move on?
29 November 2016 12:00pm–1:00pm


Associate Professor Max Shelton from the Faculty of Science, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences,
The University of Queensland will present 'Five decades of leucaena R&D: Is it time to move on?' in a special SAFS and QAAFI seminar.

Interest in leucaena for beef production in northern Australia began in the 1950s, and the first cultivars were released in the 1960s; but it was not until the 1990s that there was large-scale uptake of leucaena pastures by graziers, and adoption has continued unabated. During that time, much has been learned about all aspects of the agronomy, management, and nutrition of this controversial plant. It is now considered the most productive and sustainable option for improving beef productivity in northern Australia. Max Shelton has been a major player in leucaena R&D&E, and will share some highlights and ‘lowlights’ of his 25 years of involvement.

Interest in leucaena for beef production in northern Australia began in the 1950s, and the first cultivars were released in the 1960s; but it was not until the 1990s that there was large-scale uptake of leucaena pastures by graziers, and adoption has continued unabated. During that time, much has been learned about all aspects of the agronomy, management, and nutrition of this controversial plant. It is now considered the most productive and sustainable option for improving beef productivity in northern Australia. Max Shelton has been a major player in leucaena R&D&E, and will share some highlights and ‘lowlights’ of his 25 years of involvement.

Directions to UQ

Google Map:
Directions:
To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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