Pasture / Livestock

Video: How to use fertiliser N successfully – Lee Menhennett, Incitec Pivot Ltd.

At what price is there a place for bagged N in pastures (beef/cattle)?

  • If additional nitrogen is being supplied as fertiliser – what application rates should be used, how many applications per year, when should these applications occur (timing, growing conditions) and which pastures should be targeted?
  • Is there any role for using soil testing to monitor N levels in pastures and, if so, how do we make it accurate?
  • What are the environmental implications of increasing nitrogen levels in a perennial pasture system and how to minimise them? N losses, denitrification, leaching.

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Video: Maximising legume N contribution in mixed pastures- Dr Belinda Hackney, NSW DPI

How much N do we get from clovers and when?

  • If relying on legumes in the pasture system to supply the required nitrogen, how can nitrogen fixation be maximised?
  • If using both N fertiliser and clover, what rules apply to maximise production & profit?

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Video: How to maximise the potential gains from N in perennial pasture systems? – Lisa Warn, Ag Consulting

How important is nitrogen in terms of improving pasture growth?

  • Pasture nitrogen requirements – how much is needed?
  • N cycle - when is N supplied & when is it deficient? How do clovers and organic nitrogen fit into the cycle?
  • What is the speed of the N cycle through mineralisation and what affects this rate?
  • What yield advantage can be gained by supplying more nitrogen to perennial pastures?

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Video: How do I know if my perennial grasses need rescuing?

Maintaining a high proportion of desirable perennial grass in a pasture requires active management. This video runs through the key things you need to get right, so you can lift or maintain desirable grass content and make your pastures more productive, persistent and able to resist weed invasion.

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Video: How do I winter clean pastures to remove annual grass weeds?

Some annual grass weeds can reduce the quality, productivity and persistence of your pastures. Winter cleaning is an effective tactic to reduce annual grass weeds. Watch this video to learn the process of winter cleaning and what you need to consider when using this herbicide method.

Video: How do I spray-top to reduce annual weeds in pastures?

If you want pastures without troublesome annual weeds then watch this video on spray-topping. It shows you the critical factors to help you improve perennial grass and clover content and extend the productive life of sown pastures.

Video: How do I identify sub-clover cultivars?

This video helps you develop basic skills in sub-clover cultivar identification and narrow down what sub-clover cultivars are growing in your paddocks. Not being able to identify problem sub-clover cultivars means up to 30% winter production could be forfeited if growing outdated varieties or oestrogenic sub-clovers that impact on sheep reproduction go unrecognised.

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Video: More Sub-Clover

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Video: Spray Grazing – turning weeds into feed and lessons learnt

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Video: Visual indicators of soil condition on the soil surface and clover roots

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Video: Visual indicators of soil condition in plants and the pasture

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Video: Visual indicators of soil condition in the paddock

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