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MODULE 5: Protect Your Farm's Natural Assets
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Plant species identification resources

Grassland Flora - a field guide for the Southern Tablelands (NSW and ACT): a field guide with descriptions and photos of about 300 species in grasslands in Southern Tablelands and elsewhere in south-eastern Australia. Purchase a copy from:

“Grassland Flora”
Wildlife Research and Monitoring
PO Box 144
Telephone: (02) 6207 2126

Grass Identification Manual - for everyone: pictorial guide to recognition of 78 native and exotic grasses commonly found around Adelaide and in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. Contains colour photos and black and white drawings. Visit the website at: Purchase a copy from the Native Grass Resources Group (SA) by:

Native Plant or Weed: full-colour, side-by-side photos of weed and native “look-alikes” for landcarers, farmers and bush-regenerators in the high rainfall zone. Purchase a copy from CB Alexander College, Tocal, Paterson NSW:

Search on-line at the NSW Government bookstore at:

Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures – a Technical Guide for Graziers: presents the findings of relevant scientific Tasmanian field experiments, studies and surveys and provides information about managing native pastures in Tasmania. It was written with input and involvement from Tasmanian graziers. Visit for more information, or download the publication in 5 parts below:

Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures Part 1
Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures Part 2
Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures Part 3
Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures Part 4
Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures Part 5

Native pasture groups – groups in each state have websites with contact details. Links to many state-based associations can be found at Scroll down to the resources section. 

Salinity identification resources

SALTDeck: 50 colour cards to help you identify and select saltland plant species. Order a set of SALTdeck cards from :

Insect identification resources

CSIRO Entomology “About Insects” webpage – insect information, resources and fact sheets to help you identify and learn more about some of the 220,000 insect species living in Australia. Visit the webpage at:

Insects – A field guide to insects in Australia: Search on the internet for the guide and purchase online.