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Assessing the ability of a stationary pasture height sensing device to estimate pasture growth and biomass
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2019-11-04)
Good pasture management requires an accurate knowledge of whole-farm feedbase, yet most systems for measuring pasture growth are manually operated and time consuming. A newly developed pasture-measuring device enables ...
Plantain silage quality under variable management practices
(New Zealand Grassland Association, 2018-11-17)
Two studies investigated the effect of regrowth and additives on preservation and quality of plantain ensiled in spring using a micro-silage technique. Study 1 compared the effect of regrowth at four (4L), five (5L) or six ...
Effectiveness of strategies used to establish plantain in existing pastures
(New Zealand Grassland Association (NZGA), 2019-11-04)
In recent years plantain (Plantago lanceolata) has emerged as a potential forage for reducing nitrogen losses from dairy farm systems. However, achieving sufficient proportions of plantain in pastures to help meet target ...
Functional traits, morphology, and herbage production of vernalised and non-vernalised chicory cv. Choice (Cichorium intybus l.) in response to defoliation frequency and height
Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) used in pastoral systems has the attributes required of a forage species to reduce animal urinary nitrogen loading to soil, increase milk production, and enhance milk fatty acid profile to ...
Urine volume of non-lactating dairy cows in late gestation fed forage based diets in winter
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2016)
Quantitative information on urine volume of dairy cows fed winter forages is required to accurately evaluate nitrate leaching risks on these diets. Thirty-two Friesian x Jersey non-lactating, pregnant dairy cows were fed ...