Your Guide To Weed Control In New Pasture

Your Guide To Weed Control In New Pasture

Importance of controlling weeds early. Planning a weed control programme for new grass will help you grow strong, healthy and persistent pasture. TOP TIPS Control all perennial weeds in perennial pastures is ultra important. Select a herbicide appropriate to the weeds, pasture species and size. Aim to spray the weeds before they get six true leaves, don’t let them get too big and get in a salvage situation. IMPACT Short term: Seedling weeds vigorously compete for nutrients, moisture, light and most importantly, space. Early removal of these weeds allows for more rapid and even establishment resulting in an increased amount of dry matter for your stock. Long term: Poor establishment of newly sown pasture results in a decrease in pasture productivity and […]

May 21, 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

Western District Pasture Field Day

Hosted by Notman Pasture Seeds & Cropmark Seeds in mid-November we invited top dairy farmers throughout the Western District to the Cropmark R&D Trial site on Graeme & Daniel Crofts dairy farm in Mepunga West. Starting with an overview and open discussion of Graeme & Daniel Crofts farming operations at Mepunga West, it included conversation on their spray topping program to combat unwanted grass species including Barley Grass. The farm, 222ha, includes 50 per cent perennial pastures which were under the centre pivot irrigation. The irrigation area is 102ha. For more information on Daniel & Graeme Croft’s operation read this article in The Weekly Times. Cropmark’s New Zealand Technical Director Matt Deighton spoke about the importance of breeding new cultivars for Australian farming […]

November 20, 2017

Rapid React™ Aerobic Stability Technology

Rapid React™ Aerobic Stability Technology. Ready to feed in just 7 days. Breakthrough advancement in Integrated Feed Solutions from Pioneer Brand Products – Australia. This innovation provides stable feed in just seven days.

October 11, 2017

2017 Gippsland Maize Workshops

Dairy farmers wanting to optimise their maize crops are invited to Gippsland Maize Workshops in Maffra & Foster this October The workshops will assist farmers to plan and manage their maize crops over the season, picking up on opportunities and risks each step of the way. Farmers from across the region have expressed interest in growing these crops as a way of driving higher water use efficiency on farm and as an option to rehabilitate badly pugged pastures. The workshops will focus on: Why grow maize? Setting your yield goals Optimising your inputs & costs Planning & Preparation In-crop management issues and solutions Fertiliser Requirements Harvest Management and, Critical Issues Peter Notman who works closely with farmers said in a tight year […]

October 3, 2017

Profit from Pasture Innovation Evenings

February 14, 2017

Lucerne Flea Control

Have you noticed this pest in your pasture and crops this season? It’s characterised by ‘springing up’ in the air when pasture or crops are disturbed. Keep an eye out for the Lucerne Flea which has populated parts of West Gippsland causing damages to pasture and crops. Lucerne Flea move up the plants from ground level, eating the underside of the foliage. They avoid the more fibrous veins and leave a layer of leaf membrane behind. In severe infestations, Lucerne Flea can damage, stunt and kill plant seedlings. Monitoring Monitoring, like all pests, is the key to reducing the impact of Lucerne Flea. Especially in the 3-5 weeks after sowing it is ultra important to inspect crops which are the […]

November 2, 2016

2017 Calendar

Thanks to everyone who has sent in their photos for entry into 2017 Calendar. We’ve had over 100 photos sent in from all over VIC, TAS & NSW and we are still looking for more! Your high quality photo that represent’s farm life, but especially pasture, cropping and your herd can be sent through to Notman Pasture Seeds and your photo could feature in next years edition! Email: administration@notmanpasture.com.au Text Message images to 0409 837 051

October 31, 2016

2016 Maize Workshops

Dairy farmers wanting to optimise their maize crops are invited to Gippsland Maize Workshops in Maffra & Foster this September. The workshops will assist farmers to plan and manage their maize crops over the season, picking up on opportunities and risks each step of the way. Farmers from across the region have expressed interest in growing these crops as a way of driving higher water use efficiency on farm and as an option to rehabilitate badly pugged pastures. The workshops will focus on: Why grow maize? Setting your yield goals Optimising your inputs & costs Planning & Preparation In-crop management issues and solutions Fertiliser Requirements Harvest Management and, Critical Issues Peter Notman who works closely with farmers said in a tight year […]

September 8, 2016