Pikowai

Farmwatch
System Type: 3
Region:
Bay of Plenty
Last Update:
15 April 2020

DairyNZ Comment:

15 Apr 2020
  • The last week has certainly brought a change in the weather, with a brisk reminder that winter is just around the corner.

    Soil temperatures from the BOP monitor farms are gradually declining and currently hovering in the low to mid teens resulting in pasture growth rates ranging between 18-29 KgDM/Ha/day.  Monitoring of pasture covers is critical now and especially so if you’re still milking and looking to build feed supply pre-winter,

    Autumn nitrogen, applied now would still be expected to provide a reasonable response with the current soil temperatures – but don’t delay with cooler days fast approaching. There are some useful tips here on various autumn management strategies you may find of interest.

     

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  • Date Collected

    15 Apr 2020

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