How do I… winter clean to remove annual grass weeds?
The issue: When left uncontrolled, populations of annual grass weeds reduce the quality and productivity of sub-clover based pastures and, eventually, out-compete desirable species. Winter cleaning is an effective tactic to reduce annual grass weeds with short seed viability.
The impact: Winter cleaning can increase the composition and contribution of desirable grasses and sub-clovers, making the pasture more productive.
The opportunity: If winter cleaning is successfully implemented, it supports improved growth of
perennial and sub-clover content, extending the productive life of a sown pasture
and improving livestock productivity.