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dc.contributor.authorMills, Annamariaen
dc.contributor.authorMoot, Derrick J.en
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Alan J.en
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Granten
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-25T03:32:53Z
dc.date.issued2007en
dc.identifier.citationMills, A., Moot, D. J., Marshall, A. & Edwards, G. R. (2007). Yield and botanical composition of pastures sown under rape into an ex- Pinus radiata forest block. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 69, 93–98.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4499
dc.description.abstractAfter the removal of Pinus radiata forests, conditions for establishing pastures are often sub optimal. The ability of rape to aid pasture establishment and suppress weeds was investigated at Darfield, Canterbury between November 2005 and February 2007. The strip plot experiment used pasture grass (perennial ryegrass, tall fescue or cocksfoot) as the main plot and rape sowing rate (0, 0.5 1.5 or 3.0 kg/ha) as the subplot. There was no difference in total pasture yield at the first spring harvest but 50% of the dry matter yield from pastures sown without rape was from weeds compared with 10% in those sown with 1.5 kg/ha of rape. There was no initial yield benefit from rape sown at 3.0 kg/ha compared with 1.5 kg/ha but rape regrowth was greater from the higher rate. White clover was 58% of the total legume yield initially but by February 2007 red clover was dominant (70-95%). In this forestry conversion to pasture, rape sown at 1.5 kg/ha reduced weed encroachment particularly for the tall fescue and cocksfoot which are slow establishing dryland species.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSelwyn Plantation Board Ltd provided funding for this research. Meat & Wool New Zealand Ltd for support of A. Mills in writing up this work.en
dc.format.extent93-98en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.sourceProceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.subjectcover cropen
dc.subjectforest conversionen
dc.subjectpasture establishmenten
dc.subjectundersowingen
dc.titleYield and botanical composition of pastures sown under rape into an ex- Pinus radiata forest block.en
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitVice Chancellor's Officeen
pubs.finish-date2007-11-15en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 69th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 13-15 November 2007, Wairakei.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/PE20
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Vice Chancellor's Office
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2007-11-13en
pubs.volume69en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9194-4597
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5691-4915
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0003-4165-007X
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


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