Spring is a critical time of year, especially for preparing for summer and autumn grazing crops. With South Gippsland moisture levels largely the early part of the season bodes well for yield potential and quality. Across mixed farming platforms including sheep, beef and dairy premium mixed forage crops have shown their worth across many measures – with improved growth, quality, persistence, palatability and insect tolerance. Peter Notman, dairy farmer at Walcha and owner of Notman Pasture says results from grazing newer varieties of diverse summer crops have been exceptional, importantly continuing to offer flexibility, reliability and strong re-growth. “Like most regions we cannot get enough grazing tDM and quality off existing ryegrass & clover pasture base over summer to […]
Forage Crop Selection criteria includes multi or single grazing, days to maturity, crop persistence, resistance to pests and disease. Read more from Notman Seeds
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.
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.
Have you noticed Lucerne Flea in your pasture and crops this season? It’s characterised by ‘springing up’ in the air when pasture or crops are disturbed.
Notman Pasture Seeds have a variety of organic non-treated forage options available for the professional organic farmer. Varieties include chicory, plantain, forage rape, turnip & leafy turnips, millet & sorghum.
When maize seed goes through the conditioning process, it is separated into fractions based on kernel size and shape creating uniformity. Read more on maize seed sizing
AQUAmax® maize hybrids deliver more DM/ha per drop under drought stress and top-end yield potential in ideal growing conditions.
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.
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.
The stability and survival of endophyte within seed lots is affected by many storage variables, including humidity, temperature and age, and like germination ability, can degrade over time.
Crops and resultant seed must pass specific standards at the field (growing) stage and laboratory (processed) stage. Growers of ‘certified seed’ must have their farms and individual paddocks mapped and registered with the scheme.
Helpful tips on estimating the yield of your fodder beet crop
Adjuvants play an important role in herbicide formulations and spray mixtures to improve herbicide performance. Find out more here
Forage Cereals offer flexibility to any farming operation through sowing, grazing and silage or hay