June 5, 2017 / Essentials

Selecting a Fodder Beet variety

Fodder beet is a demanding crop, but if managed well it can be extremely high yielding. So it's important to...
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June 5, 2017 / Essentials

Estimating Fodder Beet Yield

Estimating Fodder Beet Yield Pull all the beets from at least three different 5 metre long sections of rows in...
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June 5, 2017 / Essentials

Fodder Beet – Sowing & Management Recommendations

Fodder beet is a demanding crop but if managed properly can be extremely high yielding. Attention to detail in preparation...
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May 4, 2017 / Essentials

Combating Winter Grasses

As we move into winter, a range of winter grasses and broad leafed weeds begin to germinate in our pastures....
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June 3, 2016 / Essentials

Quick Weed Control Tips

These are my Quick Tips to controlling weeds in pastures this season. Winter grass such as Poa & Barley Grass -...
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May 25, 2016 / Essentials

Gibberellic Acid – Increasing winter growth

Accelerate Gibberellic Acid 200 SG Growth Regulant is a naturally occurring plant hormone that has been maximising pasture growth during the...
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February 15, 2016 / Essentials

Why renovate your pastures?

Introduction From the time a pasture becomes properly established its production gradually declines and often the feed quality also reduces....
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February 5, 2016 / Essentials

Steps to control Barley Grass

Barley Grass has continued to become a greater problem with annual grasses that are prolific seeders tending to dominate over perennial...
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January 14, 2016 / Essentials

Pasture Planning & Improvements

PREPARED BY PETER NOTMAN & ADAM FISHER The aim on most farms would have to be more home grown feed,...
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December 16, 2015 / Essentials

GrubOUT U2 Endophyte

ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND INSECT PROTECTION Introducing the GrubOUT® U2 endophyte, a unique new endophyte providing host pasture grasses with...
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December 16, 2015 / Essentials

Forage Wall Chart

Our Forage Wall Chart is designed to give you a overview of forage cultivars available on the market, detailing their growth,...
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December 16, 2015 / Essentials

Identifying Winning Varieties

All pasture and forage varieties developed for Notman Pasture Seeds are thoroughly trialed and tested on farms throughout Australia & New...
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December 16, 2015 / Essentials

Seed Certification

What is Seed Certification? It is a scheme with a process to verify varietal purity. How does it work? Crops...
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December 15, 2015 / Essentials

The Cultivar Checklist

The following is a checklist to assist in deciding whether the claims made in promotional material are valid, whether the...
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December 15, 2015 / Essentials

Tetraploid Grasses

Most pasture grasses in Australia are diploid - that is, they have 2 sets of chromosomes per cell. Tetraploid grasses however...
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December 15, 2015 / Essentials

Grazing AR1 Perennial Pasture

Introduction When grazing a standard type endophyte (wild type) pasture the increasing concentrations of some alkaloids in the base of the...
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December 15, 2015 / Essentials

Endophytes

Endophytes are fungi that exist inside ryegrass plants as well as in some other closely related species. Endophytes exist in...
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December 14, 2015 / Essentials

Seed Storage

The stability and survival of endophyte within seed lots is affected by many storage variables, including humidity, temperature and age, and...
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