Continue to implement ongoing pasture management
Many recommendations for new pasture management continue to apply after the establishment period as persistence is all about maintaining tillers and root mass. A well-established pasture will be more resilient to typical seasonal stresses and grazing requirements; however, a higher standard of ongoing management will considerably extend the lifespan of a pasture.
- Ensure that fertiliser requirements are met according to a soil test, yield targets, and control broadleaf weeds.
- During challenging seasons, timely and appropriate adjustment of stocking rates, grazing residuals, and round lengths is essential for recovery and persistence.
- Pasture renewal, particularly with modern cultivars and endophytes, presents the opportunity for improved farm productivity. This has been demonstrated in trial comparisons and on many farms throughout the country. The persistence of new perennial pastures has been maintained in the breeding process. Keep in mind that the cultivar and endophyte options need to be used appropriately to cope with the modern grazing demands and challenges presented by the seasons. Attention to detail is vital and doing the basics really well will deliver results.
Following the PGG Wrightson Seeds Programmed Approach® will improve your pastures and allow you to achieve optimal pasture performance and value whilst providing you with homegrown feed all year round.
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