conference and AGM. MAY 2016
‘ Leucaena the Profit Maker’
conference and AGM will provide new technical information on
leucaena management as well as an opportunity to view the
new psyllid resistance variety Redlands in the field.
(Conference registration will be available on the website
in the coming weeks).
Leucaena training day,
Wednesday 11th May
AGM for the Thursday 12th May (Atherton
International Club) followed by an industry dinner.
Walkamin and Whitewater, Friday 13th May
training day, Saturday 14th May
The Leucaena Network,
together with DAF Q, is hosting 2 x 1 day workshops either
side of the conference. Each day is designed to take out
the guesswork, minimise mistakes and maximise your returns
when establishing and managing Leucaena. (Workshop bookings
are essential, there are a limited number of seats for each
workshop; please make a booking by calling Michael Burgis,
is leucaena ?
is a high quality, long-lived leguminous forage tree. First
introduced by CSIRO in the 1950s for extensive grazed systems
. Today it is also being used by livestock producers in cooler
produces very palatable, nutritious, high protein leaf for
cattle giving liveweight gains of 250-300 kg/HD/yr, or 125 –
150kg per hectare at a stocking rate of 1hd:2ha. This is twice
that of grass only pastures
producers are adopting leucaena at an increasing rate and
include large-scale property plantings up to 15,000Ha.
fattened on combined leucaena and grass pastures produce
beef of superior quality and can meet all premium domestic
and export grass-fed market specifications
Queensland's state government has set itself an ambitious
target of creating one hundred thousand new jobs by 2012. Agriculture is
expected to play a key role in accelerating production across
the grains, livestock and horticultural sectors. The beef
industry is expected to deliver the biggest gains, not because
graziers will be buying or opening up more land but because of a
surge in popularity of a South American fodder tree called
Leucaena which is both loved and loathed in equal measure.