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dc.contributor.authorHorrell, R. F.
dc.contributor.authorLowther, W. L.
dc.contributor.authorKeoghan, John M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-18T20:46:37Z
dc.date.available2012-07-18T20:46:37Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.citationHorrell, R. F., Lowther, W. L. & Keoghan, J. M. (1991). Low cost overdrilling technology for pasture establishment. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 53, 51-54.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4695
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 53rd New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 5-7 November 1991, Whakatane.en
dc.description.abstractA prototype strip seeder was developed to establish grasses and legumes in the semi-arid and montane environments of the Mackenzie Basin and Central Otago. Specifications of the strip-seeder required for cost-effective performance were identified on the basis of previous direct drilling investigations in this environment, and included: (a) removal of a strip of existing vegetation to reduce competition; (b) creation of seed bed tilth; (c) controlled and separate placement of seed and fertiliser; and (d) compaction of the drilled seed bed to enhance contact between seed and soil. The prototype strip seeder was built around a modified Duncan 730 multi-seeder chassis, and was used to install spring and autumn trials at Eamscleugh in Central Otago and at Ohau Downs in the Mackenzie Basin. Mechanical improvements were made as the trials progressed. The experience gained, and results from the trials, confirm the suitability of the prototype strip seeder concept for successfully introducing grasses and legumes into this terrain.en
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dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationAvailable at www.grassland.org.nzen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=32en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.subjectdirect drillingen
dc.subjectstrip seederen
dc.subjectseed placementen
dc.subjectseed depthen
dc.subjectsowing depthen
dc.titleLow cost overdrilling technology for pasture establishmenten
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc099901 Agricultural Engineeringen
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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