Understanding Forage Cereals

Understanding Forage Cereals

Forage Cereals offer flexibility to any farming operation through sowing, grazing and silage or hay

May 28, 2018

Accelerate – Frequently Asked Questions

Accelerate 200 SG Growth Regulant is a naturally occurring plant hormone that has been maximising pasture growth during the cooler months to deliver quality feed quantity during periods of reduced winter pasture production. Find out more here: http://notmanpasture.com.au/news/gibberellic-acid-increasing-winter-growth/

May 23, 2018

Adjuvant Quick Guide

Adjuvants play an important role in herbicide formulations and spray mixtures to improve herbicide performance. Find out more here

May 23, 2018

Why combine Diploid & Tetraploid ryegrasses?

Blends of diploid and tetraploid ryegrasses can achieve a more balanced pasture on your farm. The high sugars and leafiness of tetraploids combined with the persistence and standability of diploids makes an ideal blend with the best of both worlds. Diversity in your pasture Production stability Reduce higher establishment costs of tetraploid ryegrasses Reduce sowing rate High pasture quality For example, combining ryegrasses such as Matrix SE (a diploid) and Base AR37 (a tetraploid) in a perennial ryegrass blend delivers high levels of dry matter production, improved balance of quality feed, high levels of persistence and grazing flexibility. We offer blends of diploid and tetraploid ryegrasses such as Vatbuster, Megabite, Winterbite & Performer. DIPLOID vs TETRAPLOID DIPLOID Densely tillered Competitive […]

March 10, 2018

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 select the correct fodder beet variety to fit your farms requirements. Our range of Fodder Beet varieties have been bred to be grazed in-situ, or be lifted and fed whole or chopped. Lifting or grazing fodder? What is the difference?  

June 5, 2017

Estimating Fodder Beet Yield

Estimating Fodder Beet Yield Pull all the beets from at least three different 5 metre long sections of rows in the crop, chosen as a representative sample of the crop which the cows will eat first. Clean any dirt off the roots; cut the tops off and weigh the roots and tops separately Find the average weight per running metre of row for roots and average weight per metre for tops and multiply these numbers by 20,000 [in the case of a 50cm row spacing or by 22,222 in the case of a 45cm row spacing] to get a kg/ha wet weight for roots and one for tops Send a representative sample of roots and tops away for DM determination […]

June 5, 2017

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 prior to, during and following sowing is critical to ensure good results. Pre-sowing Paddock selection is important. Fodder beet requires a weed free, firm, fine, moist seedbed that is well drained with no sub-soil compaction and a soil pH greater than 6.0. Ideally pH should be corrected 6-12 months before sowing. Fodder beet is sensitive to certain residual chemicals with active ingredients such as Aminopyralid, Picloram, Oxyfluren, Chlorsulfuron or Atrazine. Make sure with-holding periods for these chemicals are observed. Spray paddocks out 6 weeks before sowing and cultivate to achieve a fine, firm seedbed. For best results general soil fertility […]

June 5, 2017

Combating Winter Grasses

As we move into winter, a range of winter grasses and broad leafed weeds begin to germinate in our pastures. Light green in colour with tufted growth habit and seeding from late winter throughout spring and early summer, Poa Annual matures quickly and seeds profusely making them an agressive weed difficult to control. Grazing or mowing is ultimately ineffective in their control as they begin to choke up your pastures. Preventing winter grass establishment is a key component in maximising the performance or your pastures. As you can see by the images below WINTER GRASSES TRIAL Using Scanner 500, we trialled its effectiveness on winter grasses last season here at Larnder. As you can see there was a greater ryegrass plant […]

May 4, 2017

Quick Weed Control Tips

These are my Quick Tips to controlling weeds in pastures this season. Winter grass such as Poa & Barley Grass – use Scanner 500 in early growth stage & pastures have been grazed. Stinging nettle and general flat weeds – use Ester 680.(if not worried about clover)(1L/ha) Cape weed and general flat weeds – use Amine 625 at 800mL-1.4L/ha. Cape weed, chick weed & marshmallow, stinging nettle – use Amine 625 (see rate above) and Pound at 45-75mL/ha. Option 3 is probably the best option to kill everything. Cape weed in new pasture – use Rygrex at 1L/ha if grass is not moisture stressed. Will only suppress chick weed. Recommended rates are only a general guide. Please check the label for further information regarding withholding periods, […]

June 3, 2016

Accelerate – Increasing Winter Growth

Accelerate Gibberellic Acid 200 SG Growth Regulant is a naturally occurring plant hormone that has been maximising pasture growth during the cooler months to deliver quality feed quantity during periods of reduced winter pasture production. By increasing the natural level of gibberellins contained in plants, Accelerate stimulates growth though cell expansion resulting in stem and lead elongation. Applications deliver accelerated growth creating significant gains in dry matter yield for up to 3 to 4 weeks provided adequate moisture and nutrition is available. BENEFITS OF ACCELERATE Improves livestock management and reduces supplemental feed costs by extending the grazing period Increased dry matter and metabolizable energy per hectare. Up to 600kg DM/ha extra growth. Reach optimal grazing height quicker, allowing for more frequent paddock rotations […]

May 25, 2016
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