Accelerate – Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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

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

Perennial Ryegrass – choosing the right grass for your farm?

When all the sales reps say they have the best grass for you – here’s what to consider when choosing the right perennial ryegrass. Four main points you have to consider when choosing the right perennial ryegrass: Endophyte strain (relative to insect pressure) Flowering/heading date Ploidy (tetraploid or diploid) Breeding Endophyte strains Choosing and understanding the correct endophyte strain is important for the longevity of your pastures with insect pests stripping valuable dry matter and can even kill ryegrass pastures. Black beetle, cockchafers, lucerne flea, grass grub and field crickets (just to name a few) pressure the persistence of perennial pastures. SE, AR1, AR37 and NEA2 are all novel endophytes and have been developed by plant breeders to help protect grasses from […]

April 24, 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

Taking ownership of pasture varieties

Adam Fisher & Andrew Allsop discuss the importance of trials comparing to current farming practices. With a multitude of pasture varieties available on the market it can be difficult selecting the right cultivar to suit your farm. The decision has been made easier for many dairy farmers participating in Notman Pasture Seeds pasture trial program in southern Australia where farmers can identify what performs well under their local conditions & management practices. Proving valuable decision-making tools, the trial program offers greater ownership of the decision by allowing farmers to see how innovations in pasture breeding are delivering increases in pasture yield, persistence & quality on their farm. Agronomist Andrew Allsop with Notman Pasture Seeds in the Western District said as […]

September 4, 2017

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
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