Multi-media resource covers lucerne management over winter
Lucerne plays an important role on many sheep and beef farms, but to maximise its yield potential the forage crop needs to be actively managed over winter.
Setting up the subterranean clover system
The final of a three-part series on subterranean clover looks at the management challenges associated with growing this early-season clover.
The potential of annual clovers
With the correct management, annual clovers can be some of the most valuable forages in a dryland forage system, says Dick Lucas from Lincoln University.
Lucerne: Early grazing potential
Scientists at Lincoln University are pushing the boundaries to see how early a lucerne crop can be grazed in late winter and early spring.
Mixing it up with lucerne
It's difficult to achieve balance with mixes and growing pure stands within a forage system is a better option, says Professor Derrick Moot.
Legumes driving dryland production
Developing systems that drive spring production have been the focus of ongoing dryland forage trials on Lincoln University’s Ashley Dene farm.
Filling the feed gap
Farm systems scientist Tom Fraser spoke to a group of North Canterbury farmers recently about the pasture renewal practices, including the value of fallow, selecting the right plants, the importance of using certified seed, and building a good relationship with your seed rep.
Feeding the potential
Introducing red clover forage crops into Anna and Blair Nelson’s farm system has helped lift the productivity of their ewe flock significantly.
Fodder beet fits lamb finishing system
Scott Linklater has been running a trial to maximise the profitability and productivity of lambs on fodder beet. Come along to a panel discussion and find out about the results.
Lucerne rewards correct management
Lucerne management was the topic for discussion on a recent Red Meat Profit Partnership teleconference. Professor Derrick Moot, of Lincoln University, outlined the advantages of the forage and provided listeners with valuable management information.