Identify poor performing paddocks before soil testing (sparse plant population)
Ensure that paddocks being renewed fall within the criteria for renewal.
Assess plant populations post-drought or summer and after a good rainfall, using resources put together by local experts (e.g. Southern farming systems, MLA, Dairy Australia).
Identify species which are present in the paddock. This identification will help with herbicide rates and application timing to remove these during the Programmed Approach™.
Poor drainage can cause some species to fail because of waterlogging. Poor drainage also leads to pugging events which will remove shallow-rooted species. Ensure all drainage problems are rectified prior to starting the Programmed Approach™.