Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

Part 4. A Burning Issue

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VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

Part 4. A Burning Issue – VVP Native Vegetation Management Guide

Biomass management in grassy communities

For native grassy communities to remain in good condition, older plant material and leaf litter in the ground layer needs to be reduced from time to time. In higher rainfall grasslands dominated by Kangaroo Grass
in particular, the tussocks can develop into a dense sward, smothering smaller plants in the gaps. The Kangaroo Grass itself can also become less vigorous when heavy growth has accumulated over several years
without defoliation…

Read the full article:

A Burning Issue (PDF – 4 pages, 127kb)

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