Successfully Establishing Phalaris

8 September, 2016

The inclusion of phalaris in a pasture mix provides competition with a wider range of weeds, while reducing the incidence of some metabolic diseases in livestock, compared to where legumes are dominant.  However, all too often phalaris establishment fails through … Continue reading


Are Hard Seeded Annual Legumes a Better Pasture Option than Lucerne?

25 June, 2015

Hard seeded annual legume species such as Biserrula, Bladder Clover, Gland Clover and Medics offer advantages over Lucerne based pastures, particularly in areas with low and variable rainfall. The most significant advantage of the hard seeded annual legume system is … Continue reading


Grazing Management of Phalaris Pastures

25 June, 2015

Rotational grazing of Phalaris will improve the productivity and persistence of the pasture by allowing the plants to fully utilise their natural replenishment and dormancy mechanisms. Phalaris is a deep rooted winter active perennial grass that has greater rooting depth … Continue reading


Winter Cleaning Pastures 2014

18 June, 2014

In a mixed farming operation, winter cleaning of pasture is a valuable tool which utilises non-selective herbicides to control grass weeds. Winter cleaning involves using products such as Gramoxone (paraquat), Simazine, plus where required Jaguar (bromoxynil & diflufenican), to remove … Continue reading


Applying Phosphorus to Pastures (2012)

24 January, 2012

Prolonged drought has resulted in a marked reduction in the amount of Phosphorus (P) applied to pastures.  The reduction has been driven by two factors: Cost Cutting.  During drought years P applications were cut to reduce expenditure. Decreased Production.  At … Continue reading


Applying phosphorus to pastures (2011)

22 August, 2011

Prolonged drought has resulted in a marked reduction in the amount of Phosphorus (P) applied to pastures.  The reduction has been driven by two factors: Cost Cutting.  During drought years P applications were cut to reduce expenditure. Decreased Production.  At … Continue reading