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 is attributed to minimizing the risk of failure in areas where traditional autumn sowing does not produce the results that farmers are looking for (be it re-sowing or over-sowing).