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Industry insights - Agricultural crops and pastures of NSW

Pasture production in NSW schools resource

These resources allow students to investigate Agricultural cropping and pasture production in NSW.


Pasture Production in NSW workbook contents:

  • Agricultural crops and pastures

  • Agro-Ecological zones

  • Pasture production systems

  • Types of pastures- grasses and legumes

  • Native pastures

  • Livestock production from pasture systems

  • Pasture composition - why improve pastures?

  • Current technologies

  • Pastures and sustainability

  • Regenerative agriculture- a sustainable ag approach

  • Integrated pest and disease management (IPDM)

  • Plant production careers

  • Practical guides- Grass, clover and native species ID; Measuring and estimating herbage mass (kg/DM/ha); calculating germination percentage; determining optimal sowing depth; Monitoring for pests and diseases in pastures.


These resources are aligned to Stage 5 and 6 NSW Agriculture syllabus, however, may be adapted to K-6 and Technology Mandatory studies:

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Agricultural crops of NSW poster.pdf

Agricultural pastures of NSW poster.pdf

Pasture production in NSW workbook

Pasture production in NSW answer guide

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Crop production in NSW resources

The following NSW DPI guides have not been developed specifically for schools, however are useful for teaching crop production. 

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Winter crop variety sowing guide.pdf

Wheat growth and development.pdf

Canola growth and development.pdf

Barley growth and development.pdf

Maize growth and development.pdf

Poster images - Cereals

For a full list of DPI broadacre cropping management guides go to:


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Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Fibre and Oilseeds

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Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) *oilseed and fibre

Pulses (grain legumes)

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Chickpea (Cicer arietinum)

Fodder shrubs and Summer forage grasses

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Tagastaste or Lucerne tree
(Chamaecytisus prolifer)

Summer forage legumes (C4 plants) and Forage brassicas



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Labllab (Lablab purpureus)

Pasture legumes

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Arrowleaf clover (Trifolium vesiculosum)

Pasture grasses

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Bluegrass, creeping (Bothriochloa insculpta)

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