Timely rain combined with careful grazing management has allowed for good seed-set in both subterranean and white clovers on Hamish and Annabel Craw’s Banks Peninsula farm this summer.
Short-term pain for long-term gain
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Innovation farmers Hamish and Annabel Craw have been trialling the use of chemicals to increase the quality and quantity of pastures on uncultivable parts of their Banks Peninsula farm.
Chemistry drives hill country pasture quality
Through B+LNZ’s Innovation Farm programme, Hamish and Annabel Craw have been trialling the use of chemicals to allow clovers to flourish on the uncultivable areas of their Banks Peninsula hill country farm.
Spray treatment encourages clover
A chemical regime is showing promise in allowing existing clover to flourish on uncultivated hill country in Canterbury. The spray regime is being trialled as part of a B+LNZ Innovation Farm programme that aims to improve the quantity and quality of legumes grown on hill country.