The benefit from pasture renewal depends on many things including
- the success in addressing underlying problems behind pasture deterioration
- the quality of the renewal process
- how well benefits are captured by the farm system.
Good renewal practice should never be regarded merely as 'sowing new grass'. Planning ahead at least 6-18 months before sowing is for a successful pasture renewal programme and involves a number of steps.
Pasture renewal steps
Follow the pasture renewal steps below and you'll be on track for increasing farm production and profitability.
Value of pasture renewal
Pasture renewal is important for increasing pasture productivity and long-term farm profitability.
Select and prepare paddocks
Identify which paddocks to renew based on their performance and where the most value can be achieved.
Select pasture species
Choose the right cultivars to maximise the profit gained from every hectare of new pasture sown.
Ensure the successful establishment of your new pasture with this advice on preparation and sowing.
Managing new pasture
Find out when new pasture is ready to be grazed, when to apply nutrients and how to control weeds.