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dc.contributor.authorFrengley, G. A. G.
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, C. J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T22:36:28Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T22:36:28Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationFrengley, G. A. G. & Anderson, C. J. (1989). Pragmatism in hill pasture renovation. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 50, 151-156.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5077
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 50th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 1-3 November 1988, Balclutha.en
dc.description.abstractHill pasture renovation methods have been restricted in the past to surface oversowing of unaltered, trampled or burnt pastures. Unfortunately the old pasture recovers and may compete vigorously with the establishing new species, slowing pasture improvement. The availability of suitable herbicides has opened up a new opportunity for hill pasture development. Herbicide applied before oversowing can minimise the competition and allow the new species to establish more easily. The benefits include reduced time to attain optimal stocking rates and improved establishment control, but these are offset by higher initial costs. The technical aspects of the herbicide establishment methods are overshadowed by the economic factors which control the profitability of the programme, however successfully applied. As the cash flow patterns differ between the traditional renovation and the herbicide based techniques, changes in interest rates and prices have differential effects. Real interest rates below 7% make both methods profitable but are more favourable to the herbicide technique at 1987 prices, Also, price increases favour the herbicide method. Among other issues affecting the speed and profitability of development and ultimate gain, management skill is found to be crucial and dominates both establishment methods.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationAvailable at www.grassland.org.nzen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=35en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Associationen
dc.subjecthill pasturesen
dc.subjectrenovationen
dc.subjectherbicidesen
dc.subjectinterest ratesen
dc.subjectmanagement skillen
dc.subjectprofitabilityen
dc.titlePragmatism in hill pasture renovationen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Management and Property Studiesen
dc.subject.anzsrc070101 Agricultural Land Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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