Crop & Pasture Management


Ryegrass Heading Dates

Ryegrass Heading Dates

  Perennial Ryegrass Cultivar Heading Days (relative to Nui = 0) Kingston -3 Extreme 0 Kamo 0 Nui 0 Request 0 Commando 1 Pacific 1 Perma 2 Samson 3 Hillary 4 Jeta 7 Arrow 7 Ohau 8 Stellar 8 Delish 11 Prospect 12 Perun 12 Alto 14 AberDart 15 AberMagic 15 Trojan 16 Maverick ll […]

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Sowing your Chicory Crop

Sowing your Chicory Crop

Desiccation Desiccate 14 days before working up the paddocks or 2-4 days before drilling. Water rate 150L / ha Glyphosate 510 3L / ha Smart Gun-Up 3L / ha Organo Silicone 100ml / 100L of water Chlorpyrifos 200ml / ha Fertiliser General fertiliser requirements prior to planting. (Please note: a fertiliser recommendation based on a […]

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How much does Chicory grow?

Sowing your Chicory Crop

Anywhere between 10 – 18 tonnes / ha in the first season. The differences will come down to planting time and seasonal weather variation. Chicory has a deep taproot which can access moisture down to 1 metre deep on a mature plant. However no rain will also negatively affect the crop. Even chicory can lower […]

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Why renew pasture?

Why renew pasture?

We know from experience that new pasture can grow more quantity and give better quality than old pasture. The reason for this will most often be associated with an increase of other species in the older pasture. This can be a collection of weeds such as summer grasses browntop and paspalam winter grasses such as […]

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Why should I plant Lucerne?

How difficult is Lucerne to look after?

Lucerne is a high quality summer active legume – capable of really altering the feed budget. In reality Lucerne is an important crop for those summer dry areas where you require a higher guarantee of top quality feed when nothing much else is growing. It also provides versatility in that should you have a feed […]

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