Pasture cover has been key to reducing the rabbit population
on Earnscleugh Station, research scientist Barrie Wills says.
Dr Wills spoke to the about 300 people attending a field day
at Earnscleugh Station last month.
''If you don't have good vegetation here you aren't going to
grow any animals at all on it,'' Dr Wills said, speaking to
attendees near Fraser Dam.
Pasture cover was ''quietly improving'' at Earnscleugh
Station and was allowing the Campbells to rebuild stock
Owner Alistair Campbell said the pasture was vital to keep
rabbit numbers down and grazing and pasture management played
a key role in rabbit management.
Duncan Campbell, Alistair's son, said nutrient management and
grazing practices were evolving and ongoing considerations in
the day-to-day running of the station.