Pastures

Pastures

Productive pastures are an essential component of agricultural systems as they provide multiple benefits such as providing a means of quality feed for livestock, nitrogen fixation in the soil, weed control rotations along with being an ideal break for pest and disease.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:


  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre Plant (or) At Planting

    Rate: 200 - 300kg/Ha (Dryland), 300 - 400kg/Ha (Irrigated)

    Product: Standard Pellets, Organic Complete (or) Growers Special

     

    Stage: Post Establishment

    Rate: <600kg/Ha (Dryland), 1000kg/Ha (Irrigated)

    Product: Standard Pellets, Organic Complete (or) Growers Special


    Application Method

    When sowing into prepared seed beds, it is best to apply by using either gravity feed openers or air drills to sub-surface band 5cm (2") below or to the side of the seed.

    When heavier rates are required, it can be pre-spread or applied soon after the pasture has effectively established.

    Can be top-dressed (via broadcast with spinner or aerial spread) soon after establishment to continue the rapid growth of grass based pastures. Follow up topdressing when applied in subsequent autumns and springs. 

     

    Application Considerations

    Rates should be reduced by 50% for very sandy soil sand may be increased by 30% for heavy textured soils or where soil moisture conditions at planting are excellent.

    Rates should be reduced by 50% when planting equipment with narrow slit openers is used (the fertiliser concentration is increased around the seed).

    Rates may be increased by 50% when air seeders are used operating at high pressures with wide openers. Air seeders spread the fertiliser bands when operating at high pressures reducing the fertiliser concentration around the seed.

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.