All pasture and forage varieties available from Notman Pasture Seeds are thoroughly trialled and tested on farms throughout Australia & New Zealand to assess their performance capability under varying farming conditions.
Notman Pasture Seeds continue to work with our main suppliers to trials and demonstrate new & existing forage products.
Forage varieties are evaluated in these trials for a number of performance- related criteria, including dry matter yield and seasonal performance, pasture quality (including metabolisable energy, digestibility, protein, NDF, etc), persistence, and susceptibility to plant diseases and insect pests.
Where necessary, the company undertakes animal performance trials to assess the impact of its varieties on livestock performance and health.
All trials are conducted to strict industry-designed protocols, and managed by the company’s technically skilled and experienced regional agronomists who are based throughout Australia & New Zealand.
A key aspect of the Notman Pasture Seeds culture is the continued focus on research through replicated pasture & cropping trials and making that data relevant to the bottom line of farmers.
Importance of Pasture Trials
Adam Fisher & Andrew Allsop discuss the importance of trials comparing to current farming practices