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Dry matter production and water use of dryland cocksfoot/lupin and lucerne pastures in the third year after establishment
(Lincoln University, 2017-11-14)
Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) is a preferred grass option for dryland pastures on high country farms in the South Island of New Zealand. However, increasing the productivity of cocksfoot based pastures with legumes is ...
Integration of crop and dairy farms
(New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM), 2014-06)
In this article we report on case study investigations in 2012 of seven farm businesses in mid-Canterbury. These are part of a further evolution within some of the region’s dairy industry towards the integration of crop ...
Livestock and pasture production from dryland lucerne and two lucerne/grass mixtures over four years in Canterbury
(Lincoln University, 2017)
The productivity of a lucerne monoculture, lucerne/brome and lucerne/cocksfoot binary mixtures grown on shallow soils at Ashley Dene, Canterbury, were compared under grazing over four years. Pastures were grazed with ...
Phosphorus legacy: role of long-term soil phosphorus accumulation in the sustainable management of intensive agroecosystems
(Lincoln University, 2017-08-02)
Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for all organisms. Phosphate rock is primarily utilised for the manufacture of P fertilisers, and is a finite resource. Most agricultural lands worldwide present low levels of available ...
The effect of pre-mowing pasture on milk, pasture, and nitrogen partitioning of dairy cows in the autumn
(Lincoln University, 2014)
The effect of pre mowing on pastures of high or low mass was investigated to determine whether herbage quality, intake, milk yield and nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) of dairy cows could be increased. The experiment was ...
An investigation of the incorporation of a standoff facility with the grazing of fodder beet in a Canterbury dairy wintering system
(Lincoln University, 2014)
Dairy farmers are under scrutiny for the negative effect their farming operations have on the environment, particularly in regard to nitrate leaching. The National Policy Statement for Freshwater has directed regional ...
Urine patch area coverage of an intensively stocked dairy pasture
(Lincoln University., 2010-08)
The objective of this study was to develop a new method to quantify seasonal and annual urine patch area coverage under an intensive dairy farming system.
Tolerance of newly sown cocksfoot-clover pastures to the herbicide imazethapyr
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2017)
In New Zealand, subterranean clover is recommended as a companion legume in mixed swards, particularly in dryland cocksfoot-based pastures. However, establishment of cocksfoot is slower than perennial ryegrass and therefore ...
Evaluation of perennial lupin/cocksfoot pasture relative to lucerne pasture under summer dry conditions
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2016)
The productivity of a perennial lupin/cocksfoot mix was compared to that of lucerne in summer dry conditions at Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand. The pastures were planted in December 2013 and rotationally grazed ...
Dry matter and sheep production of four dryland tall fescue-clover pastures 4-6 years after establishment
(New Zealand Grassland Association Inc., 2015)
Effects of tall fescue cultivar (‘Advance’ and ‘Flecha’) and clover species (white and subterranean (sub) clovers) combinations on pasture dry matter (DM) and sheep production were assessed in years four (2011/12), five ...