What is the expected outcome of the Silvopastoral trials for commercial pine systems in North Queensland project?
The project will assess the economic merits of combined grazing and commercial tree farming systems compared to traditional forestry and grazing only practices.
The research partners will measure and model the returns from field trials with cattle grazed in widely spaced commercial pine forests and compare the returns from carbon sequestration and combined timber and beef production returns with traditional grazing only activities on cleared farmland.
There is a high likelihood these silvopastoralism systems can deliver higher net financial returns per hectare for suitable land types, while at the same time contributing to income diversification and lower overall carbon emissions, or even carbon neutral outcomes for a farming enterprise.
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Project Fact Sheet 1 - Silvopastoral Trials of commercial pine systems in North Queensland Fact