How do I… remove excess mature reproductive pasture?
The issue: Dry reproductive tillers remaining at the autumn break reduce subsequent
growth of perennial grasses and annual legumes.
The impact: Failure to remove the mature, reproductive growth reduces potential production
from summer-active species and slows autumn pasture recovery of winter-active
The opportunity: Removing the reproductive stems by grazing or through interventions such as
slashing takes advantage of summer rainfall and sets up potential summer and
autumn pasture production.