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Sheep performance on perennial lupins at Sawdon Station, Lake Tekapo
A three-year trial compared the performance of Merino ewes grazing on a perennial lupin pasture with a control flock run predominantly on lucerne pastures at Sawdon Station, Lake Tekapo.
Strain diversity of rhizobia occupying lucerne and Caucasian clover nodules in New Zealand high country soil
A poster summarising a study that aims to quantify nodulation and genetic diversity of strains recovered from lucerne and Caucasian clover, grown in soils of low pH and high aluminium.
Dryland sheep systems in Canterbury and Marlborough
(International Farm Management Association, 2011-03-23)
Livestock production in New Zealand is based primarily on pasture and forage for all classes of ruminants (Waghorn and Clark, 2004). Increasingly, sheep and beef cattle are being confined to dry hill country and some ...
Thermal time requirements for leaf appearance of 'Frontier' balansa clover
Balansa clover (Trifolium michelianum Savi.) is an annual Mediterranean clover species which can be used in dryland pasture mixtures with white (T. repens) and subterranean clovers (T. subterraneum). The aim is to produce ...
Dry matter accumulation of oats sown at five different sowing dates
(The Agronomy Society of New Zealand, 2009)
In crop rotations the harvest date of the first crop affects the sowing date of the succeeding crop which then influences the potential annual yield of the rotation. This study measured the dry matter accumulation and ...
Cardinal temperatures and thermal time requirements for germination of forage brassicas
(Agronomy New Zealand, 2012)
Cardinal temperatures, base (Tb), optimum (Topt) and maximum (Tm), and thermal time (Tt) requirements were defined for germination of nine forage brassica cultivars. Seeds were germinated at nine constant temperatures. ...
Alfalfa coumestrol content in response to development stage, fungi, aphids, and cultivar
(American Society of Agronomy, 2018-03-29)
Coumestrol produced by alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) can reduce the ovulation rate of ewes. This study isolated agronomic factors that affect coumestrol levels in alfalfa. Fungal diseases explained most differences in ...