Diverse summer crops offering flexibility, reliability and strong re-growth

Diverse summer crops offering flexibility, reliability and strong re-growth

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 […]

September 15, 2022

Cricket Bait

Cricket Bait is an insecticide treated grain product for the control of black field crickets in pasture. Black Field Crickets attack pasture, emerging cereal crops and many field crops causing significant damage.

January 23, 2022

Research & Development

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.

September 17, 2018

Forage Crop Selection

Forage Crop Selection criteria includes multi or single grazing, days to maturity, crop persistence, resistance to pests and disease. Read more from Notman Seeds

September 7, 2018

Spring Sowing Pasture

We’ve listed important factors to consider with sowing pasture in spring, including cultivation, sowing depth, weed control, grazing, pugged pastures & more

August 29, 2018

Organic Forage Crop Options

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.

August 27, 2018

Understanding Maize Seed Sizing

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

August 13, 2018

AQUAmax Maize

AQUAmax® maize hybrids deliver more DM/ha per drop under drought stress and top-end yield potential in ideal growing conditions.

August 8, 2018

Early Summer Forage Options

We’ve put together a selection of our recommendations that have a proven track record with farmers under a variety of conditions. These flexible varieties & blends aim to optimise feed with excellent regrowth and reliability in drier conditions.

July 31, 2018

Spring sowing your pasture

Spring sowing of a perennial pasture is a great alternative where rainfall is high and / or irrigation is available. The benefits include better weed control while having more favourable conditions for establishing a new pasture. A full pasture renovation is an investment that needs careful planning with the intention to have a productive pasture for a number of years. This can be challenging when sticking to a traditional autumn sowing in some regions of Australia, and it can fail if the winter is cold and wet and the paddocks cannot handle stock or machinery without causing damage. Spring sowing of perennial pastures is gaining momentum and support across the country and is delivering increased success for farmers. This success […]

July 31, 2018
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