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dc.contributor.authorMaley Shaneen
dc.contributor.authorScott, Warwick R.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T22:38:51Z
dc.date.issued2010-06en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3704
dc.description.abstractThe Forage Brassica Development Group (FBDG) is a farmer-based organisation funded by the MAF Sustainable Farming Fund, Dairy NZ, Meat and Wool NZ and Pasture Partners. From 2006- 2009 we conducted experiments, field days and workshops on brassica agronomy throughout NZ, with the main recommendations and conclusions being summarized in a booklet entitled ‘Management practices for forage bassicas’ by John de Ruiter et al. This booklet is the key reference for the paper I am presenting today. Our experiences would suggest that the success or failure of a brassica crop is determined by the planning and preparation conducted in the month or so prior to sowing, sowing the crop in a husband like manner and finally what happens in the fortnight after sowing. A few timely rains can help, but consistent and reliable yields are the result of attention to detail: luck has very little to do with it. In this paper I will therefore concentrate on establishment, but also yield assessment as in our experience the latter is often assumed or not taken seriously. Growers seeking information on other topics and issues especially cultivars and utilisation should refer to the booklet.en
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dc.publisherSouth Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - South Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.rightscopyright © South Island Dairy Event (SIDE).en
dc.subjectcrop establishmenten
dc.subjectyield assessmenten
dc.subjectbrassicaen
dc.subjectfodder beeten
dc.titleGrowing successful brassica crops - and what about fodder beet?en
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
pubs.notesPaper presented at South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) conference, 21-23 June 2010, Invercargill.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
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